Public Talks & Meetings

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22 December 2020

THe re-wilding of Primrose Lodge

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For the foreseeable future, all meetings and presentations will be via Zoom.

The  meeting is scheduled to start at 7.30pm, and the Zoom facility will be opened at 7.15pm to allow time to join and and have a general social chat before the start.

Full members have already been provided with the necessary Zoom access code. 

Non-Members Access to Monthly Meetings and Audio/Visual Presentations

Non-members, who may wish to access our meetings are as ever, most welcome to do so.  The information below will provide the necessary information:


1.  The entry fee for non-members remains at £3.00.
2.  Payment can be made in person or by post to: Barbara Alty, (Treasurer) Shaw Cottage, Shawbridge Street, Clitheroe, BB7 1LZ.  Cash, or cheque made payable to “Clitheroe Civic Society” are both acceptable.
3.  Place cash or cheque in an envelope and print name and email address on the outside of the envelope.
4.  Payment can be made by bank transfer. Please contact Barbara Alty who will provide details.
5.  If using method 4, please send an email to confirm that payment has been made to:  shawcottage3@btinternet.com


When payment has been made, the log-in details to enable the non-member to join a single meeting/presentation will be provided via email.  Please make sure that you have downloaded the necessary Zoom application on your computer, smartphone or tablet.  The best option will be to use a device that is fitted with a camera to enable full interaction with all other members and non-members attending the meeting/presentation.

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10 February 2021

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.

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