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Page last updated 14.02.2018
Welcome to the website of the Nelson ILPLS Clarion House
The Registered Office of the Nelson Independent Labour Party Land Society
| Our website
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 (PDF149KB)
How to find us:
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.
|The Book - 'Memories of the last Clarion House'
You can now download (free of charge) the new Clarion House book (which includes the original Clarion House book) as a PDF file of 11.3 MB here:
Alternatively you can visit the Clarion House and (whilst stocks last) receive a free hard copy of the book.
The book was produced by Clapham Film Unit in conjunction with local enthusiasts and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The film - 'The Last Clarion House'
The film about the Nelson ILP Clarion House produced by Clapham Film Unit and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is now free to share at: https://youtu.be/xsQznVb3biM
Send the Clarion House to a friend!
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 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.