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Astley Hall is heading towards a HLF application that could see the transformation of the building to its former glory! The £2 million bid could see the render to the front of the hall stripped back to reveal the beautiful red bricks beneath and new windows to the front elevation. The Hall was built in 1578 with major renovations to the front of the Hall in the 1660’s. It was in the late 18th Century/early 19th Century that the render was applied to make the Hall look more fashionable. The render was traced to look like stone and painted. But now we have the opportunity to change its look to how it was designed, giving it a new lease of life! Historic England will have the final say on these ambitious and exciting plans but we want to know what you think.

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Cafe Ambio

Remember that Friends of Astley Hall are entitled to a 10% discount for up to four people at Cafe Ambio on production of your membership card.

What are Time Credits?

For every hour you volunteer at the Hall in whatever capacity you earn a time credit which can be spent at a variety of places like the Leisure Centre, Chorley Little Theatre, Lancashire College for a number of different courses as well as a number of different participating local groups. That is the extra value of being an active member. The more active members we have the more events we can put on in the Hall, which will benefit us all as well as bringing the Hall to life.

Next Committee Meeting
Saturday 8th July 2017, at 10 am
All  Committee meetings are on the Second Saturday of each month. Non-committee members are welcome to meet in the Café Ambio from 11am.

Lancashire Family History Evening
Tuesday 18th July 2017. The Friends' costume team will demonstrate historical clothing.

Chorley Flower Show
Tuesday 29th July 2017. The Friends will be helping with room stewarding.

Winter Sparkle
Sunday 5th November 2017. The Friends' will be helping with room stewarding.

Christmas Decorations
20th November 2017. The Friends' will be helping with room stewarding.i

Astley Illuminated
25th November 2017. The Friends' will be helping with room stewarding.

Santa Weekends
Every Saturday and Sunday of  December 2017. The Friends will be helping with children's craft activities.


Astley Hall features a unique Memorial to the men on Chorley who were killed in the Great War. Click HERE for more details.