Welcome


Thank you for visiting us and we hope that you will discover all you want to know about who we are and what we are doing by browsing through our website.

Whether or not, we should be very pleased to meet you at any of our monthly talks etc and you can find full details of all of these on the Talks & Meetings page. A brief resume of the recent talks can also be found there.

Should you need more, please use the Contact page and, in any case, please leave your comments and suggestions there too - we would be glad to hear from you.


Clitheroe Town Trail

 

If you want to know more about the town, it's history and places of interest then take a look at our town trail here...

Clitheroe-Town-Trail-4-10-2018

 

Next Talk / Meeting

Monday 7 January - 7:30 PM to 9:00 pm

Arthur Langshaw’s Images of Clitheroe (Part 2)

Talk presented by John Lambert, CCS Member & Local Historian

Next AGM / Committee Meeting

News & Events

Sunday 7 October 2018

Autumn Newsletter

One of an occasional series of Newsletters to Members to keep you informed on the Society’s activities.

To read the newsletter click on the More button below

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Lancashire Local History Federation day school

SPECTACULAR HISTORY:
PAGEANTS AND PROCESSIONS IN THE NORTH WEST
The next Federation day school will be on 16 February 2019 with the theme of pageants and processions. The North West has a long tradition of communities coming together to perform such events for special occasions, be it annual celebrations or, as with the Preston Guild, once every twenty years.
The speakers will cover a range of such events to illustrate their variety. Dr Jack Southern will begin the day with the very Lancashire tradition of Cotton Queens. Jack is a lecturer in Public History at UCLAN whose main research examines communities linked to the Lancashire cotton industry. Next will be Dr Michael Winstanley who will look at the passion for pageants in the area. Mike is no stranger to the Federation and has spoken at several of our day schools. He is a retired Senior Lecturer in Social and Regional History at Lancaster University. Garry Stringfellow will start the afternoon with a talk on rushbearing processions. Garry is a retired teacher with a long-standing interest in folk traditions. He has recently published a book entitled Rushbearing and Rush Strewing in Churches Across the Northern Counties. The day will end with Dr Keith Vernon who will speak about the pageants of Preston Guild. Keith is a Principal Lecturer in History at UCLAN whose research interests are on the history of higher and technical education. He has published a paper on the 1922 Preston Guild in the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire in 2013.
The day will include a very short AGM, at which officers and committee members will be elected - we welcome your attendance. We would encourage anyone who would like to consider becoming a member of the committee to put their name forward via the nomination paper. If you would like to ask what is involved, please contact Marianne Howell. We meet only four times a year, and business is conducted in a very friendly atmosphere. Meanwhile, do attend the day school for what promises to be a very enjoyable and informative day.
The venue for the day school will be Preston Masonic Hall which has proved very popular in previous years. For further details consult the booking form below.

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Clitheroe Civic Society

Why not become a fully paid up member?

Subscription is only £18 per anum and is free to students (if you are under 18).
You can join at any of the meetings or leave a request on the Contact page and we will get back to you.

View across the Valley

Photo by Will Downing

Join the Society

Encourage Civic Pride

Volunteering to take practical action to improve our local environment and support the growth of civic pride as with the Pinnacle Project. >

Find Out About Our Local History & Culture

To provide resources for research and education about the geography, history, culture and architecture of the area as with the Clitheroe Town Trail. >

Help Us Preserve Our History

To ensure the preservation, protection and promotion of features of historic or public interest in the town like the preservation of the Clitheroe Advertiser & Times bound volumes. >

Have a Voice on Planning Proposals

Help us improve and promote high standards of planning, design and architecture in our built environment. Here's our committee meetings. >