The Chorley & District Cultural Forum has held its inaugural meeting.
Co-ordinated by local historian Stuart Clewlow, the forum comprises representatives from all the major heritage and culture societies throughout the borough.
Stuart explained: “The idea came about after being involved with the successful Chorley Heritage week event that was held at the town hall last year.
“It had been arranged and delivered by the Chorley Heritage Centre Support Group and it successfully brought together many groups and societies from the town.
“It was great to see all the different associations together in one place, all sharing similar interests and exhibiting aspects and features relevant to the borough of Chorley.”
He added: “I felt it would be a good idea to get as many like-minded groups as possible to sit round one table and discuss activities and plans for the future.”
The new forum has already been approached to be involved in a number of projects over the coming few months which will include an ROF 75th Conference being hosted by Chorley later in the year.
It will also cooperate on a number of proposed World War One commemorative events and exhibitions around the borough, as well as supporting the development of a Chorley Heritage Centre.
The meeting took place at Chorley Bowling Club.