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10 February 2021

The Pilgrimage Of Grace In The Ribble Valley

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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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.  ccstickets@btinternet.com 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:  ccstickets@btinternet.com


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10 May 2021

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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.

 

12 April 2021

 

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.

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