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Rotary Club of Darwen - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Lego Darwen Tower

Building a scale model of Darwen Tower at £1 per brick


Visit to Anson Engine Museum

A small group of Rotarians visited the Anson Engine Museum at Poynton, Stockport.



Benefits and responsibilities of membership of Rotary


Schools Dictionary for Life

Rotary Club of Darwen donated Dictionaries for Life to all 14 primary schools in the town.


Donations to local groups

Donations to local groups from money raised by the sale of bricks in the Lego tower



International committee activities


About us

Darwen Tower

The most easily recognised symbol of Darwen. It stands on the moors overlooking the town and was built in 1897/8 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign.

On 11th November 2010 the dome and top section of the tower were blown off during a night of very strong winds that caused much damage across the area. Local businesses volunteered their services in repairing the tower and it was hoped to finish the work by the end of March but we waited until May 2011 for English Heritage's blessing. 

The replacement has been manufactured from stainless steel by apprentices at WEC engineering, a Darwen firm.

The new dome was lifted into place on Friday 13th January 2012 by helicopter.  There is a spectacular video of this operation on UTube. 


July/Aug 2016.pdf

Sept16 bulletin.pdf

October 2016 bulletin.pdf



Nov 2016 Bulletin.pdf





Dec.Jan 16.17 bulletin.pdf

February 2017 bulletin.pdf

April 2017 Bulletin.pdf

May 2017 Bulletins.pdf

June17 Bulletin.pdf


July/Aug 2017 Bulletin.pdf



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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 7th August 18.30 -

Speaker Meeting

Speakers Conor Mills & Julie Jones - Report on their experiences at the Calvert Trust week

Monday 21st August 18.30 -

Committee night

Monday 21st August 20.00

Council after ordinary meeting

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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 18:00 for 18:30
(No meetings on Bank Holidays. From July 2017 the club will hold meetings twice a month. Please check future events section for details of dates etc. )
The Hawkshaw Suite, Hawkshaw Avenue,
Darwen, Lancashire BB3 1QZ  01254 702594

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