rogramme 2023/24



Saturday 3rd June - Visit to New Laund Farm. Rick Preston will give an overview of archeological findings.

Thursday 17th August: Visit to Cliffe Castle, Keighley - car share or minibus.

Thursday 28th September: Visit to Browsholme Archives and Hall with cream tea. £14.75pp


September 19th, Heather Davies- Keeping Culture Alive - the Wonderful World of Lancashire Museums.

October 17th, Steve Williams- Lancashire Over the Sands - the development of the county of Lancashire. Dating from 1182, Lancashire included a large part of the Lake District until the reorganisation in 1974, when Cumbria was developed combining Cumberland, Westmorland and that part of Lancashire ‘over the sands’.

Winter Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except AGM) , 7.45pm. Venue: St Mary’s Community Centre

November 21st, Paddy Brown - Rivers, Whales & Knights - the development of the Ribble Valley. From the arrival of the Normans to the creation of the new authority in 1974.

December 12th, John Alpe + AGM - the History of the family farm in the Duchy of Lancaster

January 16th, Joe Howson & Kath Potter - the History of Lee House, Thornley. Untangling the fabric of facts and interpretations.

February 20th, Alan Crosby -History & Geology of the River Ribble. The landscape history of the river, looking at ways it has helped to shape human activity since prehistoric times.

March 19th, Bill Shannon - The Forest of Bowland under the Tudors and Stuarts. Generating money and maps from the Forest, with interesting court cases.

April 16th, Nigel Neil - Lancaster Castle, from Prison to Heritage Asset. This talk covers the Medieval Keep & Gatehouse, all the way to the use of the castle in both World Wars.