Towneley 120

In 2022, Towneley Park celebrates 120 years being open as a public park. When opened by the Corporation in June the park was much smaller than now. Over the 120 years the park has expanded and has continually changed both with the seasons and through long term planning. Early emphasis was on providing public facilities but latterly restoration has been key together with improving vistas, access, toilet facilities, sport and playgrounds, paths as well as improved parking and increased public Read more>>

The Towneley Collection

A treasure trove of objects from around the world, brought together, here at Towneley as part of our collections.

James Brunton (1864-1935)

James was awarded the Order of the Golden Palm by Belgium after the conflict. This was in recognition of the dedicated service to Belgian refugees who came to Burnley in the war. In addition, James was involved in printing and horticultural businesses and was largely responsible for developing what became Interflora after the war. His son, John, died of illness on active service in 1915.