Talks & Meetings
As a member you get Civic Society Events included but if not, then you can still attend for £3.
Talk presented by Paul Bryan BSc FRICS
Geospatial Imaging Manager, Imaging Team, Research Group, Historic England
Talks presented by Colin Green - Riley And Son (E) Ltd Premier Locomotive Works Heywood and
Ribble Valley Rail (actual speaker/s to be confirmed)
This meeting to be held at The Grand York Street Clitheroe
Steve Ragnall, Maritime Historian
Talk presented by Peter Doyle - Antique book restoration & refurbishment, Leyland
Talk presented by John Lambert, CCS Member & Local Historian
Chris Hudson is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 20 years industry experience.
Chris has operated as Client, Consultant and Contractor within a range of industry sectors and has fulfilled roles as a Highways Designer, Bridge Inspector & Bridge Maintenance Designer. Chris spent some time working for York City Council where he gained experience in respect to Historic Conservation aspects of Civil Engineering and now works in the Rivers, Coastal Protection and Marine Sector of the industry for a Contractor called VolkerStevin based in Preston.
Francis (Frannie) Howarth first started keeping pigeons when he was 7 years old. This at a time when in the 1950’s when there many more lofts in and around Clitheroe. Family members and friends lit his interest in this ancient sport and sixty years on, and more, this passion burns as brightly as ever which will be apparent when Frannie addresses the Society at our next Public Meeting and Talk on 5th November.
Frannie is currently the Secretary of the Clitheroe Homing Society, the President of the North East Lancashire Nantes Two Day Championship Club, The North West Region Delegate (Clitheroe) of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA) and the Management Team Member for the Three Central Lancashire Clubs (CLC) and Central County Clubs (CCC).
His knowledge of this ancient sport, which played a strategic part in securing the safety of our nation during both World Wars in the last century and, prior to the coming of the Telegraph, was the fastest means of communication known to man, will be ably displayed in his presentation of ‘The Art, Science and History of Homing Pigeons’ - an insight into another world and not to be missed!
Talk by Rev. Andy Froud, Vicar of Clitheroe St Mary Magdalene’s Church on Dr Webster