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?|
Talk by Jane Entwistle BSc (Hons) CEng FIStructE MICE
CCS’s Bellmanpark Limekilns Project Group (BLPG) has worked closely with Hanson Management and co-ordinated a successful bid to Historic England which was confirmed in September 2018. Following a competitive tender exercise overseen by BLBG and Hanson, in February 2019 Conservation Engineers, Thomasson, were appointed by Hanson Cement, and with the assistance of the Major Grant from Historic England (HE). This to undertake urgent investigations and Repair works to the limekilns which are now on HE’s Buildings at Risk Register. The Scope of the work envisaged as set out in HE’s Grant Award is:
Rebuilding of collapsed sections of the internal kiln walls,
Removal of corroding cast iron collars at the kiln bases,
Propping of deformed brickwork in vaulting,
Repair to loose brickwork in tunnels.
Jane Entwistle is project leader for this work.
We are pleased to introduce Dr David Johnson, who will provide his talk, “A Landscape Archaeology of North Craven”, which will be supported by a number of illustrations. Details of which can be seen on the attached poster.
Please fell free to invite friends and family who are not members of the society to join us, by payment of the £3 entry fee. (See full details on the poster).
Best wishes to you all and looking forward to seeing you all on 12th April.
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.