17th,18th and 19th May 2019

A Folk Music weekend not to be missed. In aid of CMV Action & Downham Village Hall.

16 outstanding female acts and 2 fantastic dance groups

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Downham Banner

The conservation and display of the Centenary Banner of the Downham Benevolent Society.

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Wedding Venue

Downham Village is your ideal Lancashire wedding venue, what better backdrop could you have for your special day than in probably the most beautiful village in the Ribble Valley.

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CONGRATULATIONS RALPH

The Hon Ralph C. Assheton TD DL has been appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire. As the new High Sheriff, Ralph will be sworn in at a ceremony on Friday, 5th April when he takes over from the incumbent High Sheriff, Anthony Attard OBE DL.

HM The Queen personally appoints the High Sheriff of Lancashire – a role dating back more than 1,000 years. Ralph said “To become High Sheriff of Lancashire is a great honour for me”. The role includes a duty to “protect and assist in upholding the dignity and well being of Her Majesty’s Judges and to project the principles of encouraging responsible citizenship and respect for the diversity of the community which lie at the heart of our Constitution”. The office of High Sheriff is an unpaid and voluntary role.

SAVE THESE DATES

GARDENS OPEN at Downham Hall in aid of charities will be on Saturday and Sunday
13th and 14th July. The human fruit machine is getting geared up .Kare you going to help?

The village of Downham in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies at the foot of Pendle Hill, close to the thriving market town of Clitheroe. It is often hailed as the most beautiful village in Lancashire, with unrivalled views unspoilt by overhead wires, satellite dishes, roadside signage and TV aerials.

The Assheton family is responsible for the village and surrounding well-managed estate. The manor has been in the family’s ownership since 1558 and has passed through a direct male line of the Asshetons since 1680.

This small but thriving community offers the visitor an acclaimed gastro pub with rooms – the Assheton Arms - a lovely tearoom at Greendale View on the way into Downham from Chatburn and, in Summer and clement weather, a friendly ice cream shop near the village’s car park and village green. 

The well-equipped village hall is an ideal venue for parties and celebrations while the Church extends a warm welcome to all and the availability of the Estate camping barn for overnight stays adds to Downham’s appeal.

The village has a car park, small information centre and lavatory block in the centre of the village. Downham welcomes visitors, but the village’s small size is such that coaches with more than 30 seats will not be able to park or unload in the village. Please contact the village hall bookings secretary to arrange reasonably priced coach parking at the village hall. 

 

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