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19 May 2018

Leyland Historical Society - At Home day 19th May 2018


Leyland Historical Society is pleased to welcome members of the Lancashire Local History Federation to learn something of the town’s history and to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
Programme
09.00 – 09.15 : Registration/tea or coffee
09.15 – 09.30 : Welcome/notices
09.30 – 10.15 : Peter Houghton: The Industrial Heritage of Leyland & Farington
10.15 – 11.00 : Mrs Elizabeth Shorrock: The ffaringtons of Worden
11.00 – 11.15 : Interval/tea or coffee
11.15 – 12.00 : Colin Dickinson: The Cotton Mills of Lancashire
12.00 – 12.30 : Sid Calderbank: Lancashire Local Dialect
12.30 – 13.00 : Annual General Meeting of L.L.H.F
13.00 – 14.00 : Buffet Lunch with tea/coffee
14.00 - 15.00 : A guided Fishwicks double decker bus trip around Leyland
15.00 – 17.00 : Three different walks around Leyland
1. Industrial Walk around Hough Lane, North & South Works of Leyland Motors & Rubber Industry
2. Walk to Worden Hall and Park with Elizabeth Shorrock
3. Walk to the South Ribble Museum and Parish Church

17.00 – 19.00 : Make own arrangements for evening meal but recommend the
Leyland Lion (Wetherspoon’s - which includes a display provided by
the Historical Society).
19.30 – 21.30 : Special talk by John Gater of Time Team who will discuss what the
programme meant to him.
Fee: £17.50 (including buffet lunch, bus tour and evening speaker)
For a further £7.50 access to our last two meetings of the season (usual price £10.00 each)
Monday 4th June – Dr Mark Baldwin “World War II Codebreakers”
Monday 2nd July – Dr David Starkey “The Monarchy”
Closing date for applications: 5 May
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 For further details contact:-

Peter Houghton

Chairman

Leyland Historical Society

 peter@leylandhistoricalsociety.co.uk

www.leylandhistoricalsociety.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Clitheroe Advertiser and Times: Bound Volumes

Restoration Sponsorship Form

Sponsors are needed for the refurbishment of the Clitheroe Advertiser & Times Volumes which are now in the Clitheroe Civic Society Archives room up in the at the Town Hall, Church Street, Clitheroe. They commence with the editions from 1889 and run up to 1975.

To date we have secured 75% of the restoration costs but there is still over £1300 needed to cover the total restoration cost by August 2018.

At only £10 a Sponsors Certificate would be issued to all who have provided sponsorship and another would be fixed to the inside of one of the almost one hundred newly bound volumes

 
Please help us to conserve this unique resource of the history of our town.

 The volumes are accessible to view by appointment by contacting :

Mrs Shirley Penman Tel: 01200424462

 Restoration Sponsorship Form

 
NAME:......................................................................................................

 NAME/NAMES to be written on the Certificate/s- please print clearly.

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ADDRESS:..................................................................................................

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Tel: ..................................... Donation £.............................

 Please make cheques payable to Clitheroe Civic Society and either post or hand deliver, addressed as below:

F.A.O. Mrs J.E.Parkinson,

c/o Clitheroe Town Council, No 9 Church St Clitheroe BB7 2DD

 

 

Shirley's snippets - cuttings from old newspapers can now be found under the activities section.

Lancaster University Regional Heritage Centre are holding a special conference to launch the website of the Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018 Time: To Be Announced

'Its significance as a pioneering oral history collection cannot be over-estimated'. (Rob Perks, Lead Curator of Oral History at the British Library)

The Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive is a unique resource, through which we can hear the voices of people born at the end of the nineteenth century sharing their perspectives on the timeless themes of birth, love, marriage, health, work, family and death.  Preserving this important research for the future, and digitising the transcripts to offer much broader access, has been a priority for the Centre over the past three years.

In November 2014 the Sir John Fisher Foundation offered a challenge grant of £22,500 towards the cost of retyping the fragile transcripts, digitising the collection to make it available on-line, and promoting the archive within the communities in which the original recordings were made. In March 2016 we were able to announce that we had achieved our funding goal, thanks to the support of a range of instutional and individual funders; we will be unveiling a searchable website hosting the transcripts at this event. We will also hear from artists who have been inspired to create new work as part of the project 'Walking In Others Footsteps' curated by Mirador, a charity inspired by the hidden heritage of the North West, and there will be input from a range of other oral history projects in the region.

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/rhc/events/index.htm

Past News

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17 May 2018

This is one of an occasional series of Newsletters to Members to keep you informed on the activities of the General Committee on your behalf.

 

13 March 2018

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Blackburn Standard June 10th 1876

19 June 2017

Results from surveys of local civic societies and heritage professionals show that Conservation Areas have been very successful.

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