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Page last updated 25.04.2016
Welcome to the website of the Nelson ILPLS Clarion House
The Registered Office of the Nelson Independent Labour Party Land Society
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On this site we have combined information about the history of the Nelson Independent Labour Party and the Land Society with the present day use of the Clarion House.
We are proud of our history and look forward to a world based on co-operation and fellowship, not conflict and material greed.
Our brochure can be downloaded here (PDF 520KB) or view here if you have Flash Player enabled (SWF 85KB)
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We have received £44,000 from donations, fund raising and grants.
We have replaced the roof (June 2014) with a grant from "The Big Lottery Fund" and refurbished the wall nearest to the road (August 2014) with a gift from Philip Mason and Christine Sutton, in memory of their mother Audrey Mason.
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We now have Clarion House postcards available for sale at the Clarion House. They have been produced for us by Leeds Postcards.
Writing on the wall re-written
Following the roof work mentioned above we were concerned about the deteriorating condition of the wall facing the road.
We are delighted to have had this wall insulated, damp-proofed and re-clad with a generous donation from Philip Mason and Christine Sutton, in memory of their mother Audrey Mason. There is a bob or two left over for future work.
Philip has said that he does not want a fuss making – therefore we won’t – just a huge thank you! (August 2014)
Clarion Family Fun Day on Sunday 29th June.
Over a hundred people enjoyed a relaxed Sunday at the Family Fun Day on Sunday 29th June 2014 organised by the Friends of Clarion House, with a barbecue and games. The highlight was singing by the North East Lancs Clarion Choir, with their regular summer performance. It was a real family event with, in several cases, three generations from the same family. Some visitors could recollect the distant past before running water at the Clarion, and were reminded of the spirit of those early days. Everyone enjoyed the sunshine and beautiful scenery, and a number of cyclists came on special rides for the day.
It was particularly good timing for the event, as the roof has been refurbished, with grateful thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Other renovations are in progress and the Friends of Clarion House will be having regular workdays to complete maintenance and upgrading over the summer.
Clarion House Centenary
We wish to thank everyone for turning up to help us celebrate our Centenary.
The walk that took place on Saturday 11 August 2012 was well supported and followed by addresses from the Mayor of Pendle, Asjad Mahmood - Ann Cryer, former MP for Keighley - Barry Winter, National ILP - Paul Salveson, Author and campaigner - Denis Pye, Author of Fellowship Is Life.
On Sunday 12 August 2012 we welcomed several cyclists on vintage bicycles and a further gathering of friends who were entertained by the combined Burnley and Bolton Clarion Choirs.
Part of the grounds have been set aside for wildlife and a pond as been dug to develop this potential.
A survey of the flora was carried out in 2004 and the results are published on this website.
The Nelson Clarion House is open every Sunday and some public holidays and for special events (please check by email). We are usually open by 10.30 a.m. and close by 5.00 p.m. (times can vary a little depending on weather conditions).
Our parking facilities are limited but there is good parking close by at Barley.