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Ormskirk Bygone Times was established in June of 2013 primarily as a Facebook page, whose aim is to preserve and promote the history & heritage of Ormskirk town.

Since its first inception Ormskirk Bygone Times has now grown to a subscription of over six thousand people, and still continues to grow.

The Bygone Times page primarily uses local historical photographs to share with the local community, but we also hold many displays, exhibitions and talks for both school groups & community groups. we have also established the town’s first mini-museum located close to the town centre, and we also contribute a nostalgia column to the Ormskirk Advertiser newspaper.

Ormskirk Clock Tower

Ormskirk Clock Tower on market day, from our postcard collection

Our future aims via the Bygone Times organisation are to increase awareness of our local heritage and help preserve photographs and historical items as a link to the past for future generations to learn from and enjoy. We also look to support & promote Ormskirk Town at this point in history via support for other community groups & events which we are part of or included in.

The work and commitment to Ormskirk Bygone Times is put in on a voluntary basis, we do not receive funding for anything that we do, quite often we are presented with small donations for talks & displays which are in turn donated to local causes within the town, such as Dementia awareness & Ormskirk Neo-natal department within the town’s hospital. We also offer support to other local historical societies such as Lathom Park Trust & Skelmersdale Heritage Society.

A view of Burscough Street around the turn of the 20th century

A view of Burscough Street around the turn of the 20th century

All research conducted for the Bygone Times page is put together by the creator Chris Bentley, and his support team.

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