News & Events


2 May 2019

Members Annual Trip 2019: Lancaster & Morecambe

Following the success of last year’s trip to Hebden Bridge and the positive response from Members at the March Public Meeting we are going to visit the City of Lancaster and Lancaster Civic Society (LCS) has agreed to host this visit from our Society. A provisional date has been proposed for Wednesday 21st August though as yet to be finally confirmed.

Lancaster townscape

A preliminary itinerary for the visit, suggested by Lancaster Civic Society, includes:

Depart Clitheroe: 9.00am

Morning in Lancaster:Tours of the Castle, The Priory and Lancaster’s historic City Centre with Lancaster Civic Society Guides.

Lancaster ChurchLancaster market

We are currently looking at short and long tours which may include some or all of the attractions.

 Noon: A ‘self-organised’ lunch break with time to visit the Wednesday Open Market.Lancaster carving

 Depart Lancaster: Coach to leave by 1.45pm

 Afternoon in Morecambe: Visit to the Roman graves, The Winter Gardens, The 1930’s Midland Hotel, Eric Morecambe’s statue

Midland HotelEric Morecambe

 Late afternoon: Review of the day and refreshments at Bruchiani’s café .

 Depart Morecambe: Coach to leave by 3.30pm

Return to Clitheroe for 5.30pm approx.

Members and guests wishing to take part in this visit to the County Town will be invited to sign up at the last Public Meeting to be held in this year’s Cycle of talks on 13th May. It will also be possible to confirm an interest via any of the Committee Members but those interested in taking part are advised to sign up as soon as practically possible as numbers will be limited. Once costs are known a final confirmation and deposit will be requested by not later than the end of July.

 Steve Burke, Chairman, Clitheroe Civic Society 2nd May 2019

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