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Ainsworth History Society

Ainsworth History Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8pm in the Old White Horse, Church Street, Ainsworth.


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Sitting between Bolton and Bury, Ainsworth Village is the home of a thriving community with a population of around 2000.


The earliest mentions we can find of Ainsworth (historically known as Cockey) date back to approximately 79 AD, when the Manchester to Ribchester Roman Military road was constructed on the eastern side of Cocky Moor – the name now given to the moor to the east of the village.


Ainsworth has a wealth of history ranging from the construction of the Unitarian Church, The Ainsworth Village Day and Holcombe Hunt to name but a few.


Although the History Society was only founded in 2011, our aim is to keep alive the history of Ainsworth and share as much knowledge as we can about our picturesque little hamlet!


When our group was founded, we used to regularly meet at The Duke William, however we now meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at around 8:00pm at the Old White Horse, Ainsworth.


We welcome any contributions, from stories to pictures - we’d love to hear from you.