Appleton Fields Association

In 2020 the Appleton family donated the field and wood adjacent to Newburgh Sports Club in Cobbs Brow Lane for recreational use. The gift is a memorial to Charles and Kathleen Appleton, who lived in Newburgh for many years, and to great uncles.

The land is gifted “for the use and enjoyment of the people of Newburgh and with a view to maintaining and enhancing its ecological value.”

The site is owned by Newburgh Parish Council and managed by the Appleton Fields Association formed by a group of residents in 2021.

Initial work has included considerable thinning of the wood and maintenance of the meadow. Long term plans are being developed.

For more information contact Chris Hayes, Chair of the Association at or Chris Moore, Secretary, at

Douglas Valley Lions Club – Lions are groups of individuals who join together in Clubs and endeavour to meet many of the challenges faced by the vulnerable in society who are less able, less advantaged, and/or have special needs – this is done within local, national, and international communities. Meets on first Wednesday of the month at Briars Hall Hotel, Lathom and on third Wednesday of the month at the Sports Club, Newburgh – contact Lion Evan Wm Jones Tel 0345 8335739; and/or and/or and/or

Newburgh Morris A women’s traditional dance side, we perform at local events and travel to dance with other teams. New members – dancers or musicians – always welcome. Practice night Tuesday. Contact Barbara Barclay Tel 01257 436615. e-mail:

Links with other local traditional dance and folk groups:
Regency ReJigged perform traditional English country dance in period costume

Ormskirk Folk Dance 

Little Longborough Dance Club  (meet fortnightly 8 – 10.00pm at Rainford Village Hall. Contact

General information about folk events in Lancashire:

Room at the Top is Newburgh’s own folk club offering an evening of any type of acoustic music or poetry, held at the Red Lion, Newburgh every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 8.15pm to 10.30pm. All welcome, whether you play, sing, read or simply sit back and enjoy the evening. From 10.30pm till 11pm we run a session where people who don’t perform in public can join in with some well-known songs to improve their singing and playing. Help is given to them with chords and playing technique during this half hour. Admission £1 including raffle. Contact Mark Dowding or Maggi Huyton on 01257 464215.

Newburgh Sports Club, King George V Playing Field, Cobbs Brow Lane, Newburgh WN8 7ND

Football: Newburgh Harrock United – Saturday  League 1st team. Olympic FC – Sunday.  Junior football (Under 11s, 12s and 13s). If interested in playing at Newburgh Sports Club please contact Doug Birks Tel 07825 558665
Running: Newburgh Nomads – road, trail, cross-country and fell running. Organise annual Ashurst Beacon trail race and Harrock Hill race series. Meet each Tuesday at 19:30 at the sports club, all abilities welcome. Contact Wally Coppelov – Tel 01695 580955 or Brian Kennedy – Tel 01704 895374

Darts and Dominoes every Friday starting in August playing in the Burscough League; new players welcome. Please contact Andy Birks Tel 07484217451

Club facilities: Recently refurbished Club room, licensed bar, pool, darts. Small kitchen facilities. Changing rooms and showers. Club available for hire (£60) for funeral wakes, christenings, birthdays and other social functions.  Meeting room available for group events. Tel 01257 463715 or Doug Birks Tel 07825 558665 email

Club opening times: Weekday opening times depending on sporting events; Saturday 12.30pm to 12am; Sunday 12.30pm to 11pm. Occasional special functions with late bar. Other times by arrangement. Tel 01257 463715 or Doug Birks Tel 07825 558665

Newburgh Women’s Institute: Meets at 7.30pm on third Monday of the month in Newburgh School for interesting talks on a wide range of subjects, followed by refreshments and chat. Outings to theatres, concerts, stately homes, gardens and a summer mystery tour with a meal out. WI book group meets at 8pm on the first Monday of the month.

Contact Mavis Sudworth Tel 01257 463242 or Jackie Kindon Tel 01257 463848. (Book group contact Pauline 01257 462884; Craft group contact Linda 07805 982716 or Jean 07914 447155; Walking group contact Mavis 01257 463242)

Over 60s Club:Meets at 1.30pm usually on second Friday of the month in the Newburgh Church Vestry.  New members welcome.

Parbold and Newburgh Garden Society: Meets monthly on Wednesdays at Parbold WI Hall. Speakers on topics to help you manage and enjoy your garden. Annual plant sale in May offering annual and hardy plants raised locally – many by the Society’s members – and sold at very reasonable prices. Society always willing to help with gardeners’ problems. Contact David Pennington 01704 821984.

Young people’s groups
(See also Newburgh Sports Club and Newburgh School)

Scouting groups
56th Newburgh and Dalton Group
Scouts For boys and girls aged 10 1/2 – 14 years. Meet Wednesdays 7pm at Newburgh School.  Group Scout Leader: Jacquie Gosson – 07886 080385. Scout Leader: Phil Atty – 07595 456726

Cub Scouts For boys and girls aged 8-10 years. Meet Mondays 6.30pm at Newburgh School. Activities include climbing, archery and swimming. We take part in Ormskirk and West Lancs District activities. Annual St George’s Day parade at Coronation Park. Cub Scout Leader: Andy Heapy 07905 218349.

Beavers For boys and girls aged 6 – 8 years.  Meet Thursdays 6.30pm at Newburgh School. Contact Julian Pletts Tel 07434 611699; email

Guides Age 10 years and upwards. Meet Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm at Newburgh School. Activities include games, crafts, outings, outdoor activities including camping and occasional District events. Contact Jean Holmes – Tel 01257 463763.
Brownies Age 7-10 years. Meet Tuesdays 6pm-7.30pm at Newburgh School.
Activity days, Brownie Revels, outings including pantomimes, and occasional District events. Contact Elizabeth Taylor 07712761797