As usual during the summer months, we are doing a history walk on the second Tuesday of the month rather than an indoor meeting. We will meet at 7:00pm outside the White Horse on Church Street. Everyone is welcome, but please have sensible footwear as we do go across fields at times. The first walk will be on Tuesday 14th June
AND... we are aiming to continue Ken Bullock’s amazing history of the village by recording significant events in village life - see NEWS
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 Wiliaml however we now meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at ACCH, Ainsworth.
We welcome any contributions, from stories to pictures - we’d love to hear from you.