Clarion House Calls for Friends

The Nelson ILP Land Society has set up a new organisation to help preserve and maintain Clarion House, the socialist cafe and tea house which has existed on the same spot in Lancashire for more than 100 years.

Friends of Clarion House logoFriends of Clarion House is being launched in 2014 to encourage supporters of the co-operative venture to volunteer at the House and grounds, and “be part of its socialist spirit”. It is hoped that members of the new group will work closely with the Land Society, which manages the cafe, and help with maintenance, gardening, social events and outdoor activities.

Membership costs just £2 for individuals and £3 for a family and wil be valid for a year from 1 January to 31 December.

Forms are available from Ruth Charlton, Secretary of Friends of Clarion House: Secretary, Friends of Clarion House, Clarion House, Jinney Lane, Newchurch-in-Pendle, BB12 9LL.

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More information about Clarion House is here.

The centenary of Clarion House was celebrated in August 2012.