Public Talks & Meetings
As a member you get Civic Society Events included but if not, then you can still attend for £3.
|September 6th (AGM)||Steve Ragnall||A Ride with Mr Byng|
|October 4th||Peter Sellers||Clitheroe Gas Works|
|November 1st||John Cowking||Slaidburn Band|
|December 6th||David Joy||Cowkeepers of Liverpool|
|January 10th||Paddy Brown||Divide and Conquer|
|February 7th||Nick Burton||Gandhi’s Northern Weekend|
|March 7th||Sally Leeming||The Life and Times of Donald Coates|
|April 4th||John Lambert||Henry Parkinson, a Pioneer of Industrial and Commercial Clitheroe|
|May 9th||Andrew Snape||The Problem with Phillip: A Holden Martyr?|
1536 King Henry VIII faced a major rebellion called The Pilgrimage of Grace, in opposition to the religious changes being imposed by the king and his ministers. The rebels, based mainly in the north of England, were particularly keen to defend the monasteries against the government’s attempt to close them down. This talk tells the story of the struggle for Sawley Abbey in the autumn of 1536 and how close Henry VIII came to a disastrous defeat there.