In 1991 Halliwell Local History Society published a book written by Derek Billington entitled ˜Smithills Hall’. The book was a great success and sold well but has been out of print for several years now. However we have revised and updated it, the print has been enlarged, errors have been corrected and new pictures have been added, many in colour thus making the book at 230 pages, almost twice as thick as the original edition.
The chapters in the book written by Malcolm Howe regarding the Stained Glass Windows and the Carved Heads in the Withdrawing Room have also been updated and he has added an additional chapter on the Armorial Panels which are also in the Withdrawing Room. Malcolm has also very generously contributed towards the cost of publishing, for which we are very grateful.