Public Meetings & Talks


As a member you get Civic Society Events included but if not, then you can still attend for £3.


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14 May 2018

Talk by Cathy Hopley

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership has secured £1.8million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ambitious and exciting four year programme of heritage activity based on and around the iconic hill. The scheme aims to reconnect people with their heritage and the landscape of this special place.

The partnership is led by the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the National Lottery grant award is the result of three years of consultation and development. Also on board with the scheme are local councils, farmers and landowners, arts and environment organisations, and community groups.

Plans for year one of the scheme include

  • An archaeological excavation looking for evidence of the real Malkin Tower
  • Upgrading of footpaths and creation of a walkers' seat and panorama on the summit of Pendle Hill
  • Three artists in residence working alongside projects to explore the subjects and engage with more people
  • Volunteers helping with conservation projects including tree planting and woodland management
  • 20 day visits to the area for the innovative People Enjoying Nature (PEN) project
  • Volunteers researching and celebrating a number of Pendle Radical stories
  • Launch of a new website and visitor information
9 April 2018

Presented by - John Lambert

Aurther Langshaw was a prolific writer on the history of Clitheroe.From the late 1930's he published a series of books and pamphlets on various aspects of Clitheroe's history.


12 March 2018

Dr Fiona Edmonds  Lecturer in Regional History - University of Lancaster

Fiona is a historian of medieval Britain and Ireland, with research interests ranging from the sixth century to the twelfth.

Her particular areas of interest are the Irish Sea region in the Viking Age, and 'Middle Britain' (northern England and southern Scotland) prior to the Anglo-Scottish border.

Fiona is the Director of the Regional Heritage Centre, which is based in the History Department at Lancaster University.

12 February 2018

Ivan Wilson Architects, Ltd. is an Architectural design practice that was founded in 1997 in Clitheroe in the heart of the Ribble Valley

8 January 2018

The Ribble Rivers Trust is a charitable organisation formed in 1997 with the aim of restoring the Ribble and surrounding catchment to its former glory for the benefit of wildlife and people.

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