As the Society is busy with the WWI project this summer, no visits or walks have been arranged.
There are Open Sundays at St Mary’s Community Centre, Longridge Road, Chipping between 2pm and 4pm on June 4th and August 6th , and the Society’s usual stall at Chipping Show on August 26th.
Wednesday 13th September
Visit to Westfield Memorial Village, Lancaster, LA1 5PE. Meet 1pm at Westfield Village. For more details please contact John 01772 864289 or Irena 01995 61556.
Tuesday 17th October
Miss Jemma and the Bell sisters of Garstang
Recounting the story of an intrepid group of Victorian travellers who took the first Thomas Cook tour by rail to Switzerland. As the story unfolds we learn of the local connection with Garstang.
Sunday 12th November
World War 1 Exhibition (FREE)
The Project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
The culmination of our research into the lives of the young men who are commemorated on the Chipping War memorial and the impact the war had on the small rural community.
The Exhibition will start at 11.45 pm in Chipping Village Hall.
Tuesday 21st November
Dr Stephen Caunce
Rural Hiring Fairs in Lancashire between 1890 and 1939
Stephen will reveal how the lively local Hiring Fairs were important to the farming community.
Tuesday 5th December
AGM – Jacobs Join -
Tuesday 16th January
My Part in the Cold War
The story of an air defence pilot.
Tuesday 20th February
A Priest in a Tree
An illustrated presentation centred on personal research into five men in Kate’s family who chose to become priests. She relates how they travelled, their education and key events in their lives.
Tuesday 20th March
Dr Alan Crosby
The Medieval Markets of Bowland
The name ‘Chipping’ is from the Old English and means ‘the place with a market’.
although documentary evidence for the market is completely absent. But in total
there were about twenty medieval markets in and around Bowland. This fully-
Tuesday 17th April
Searching for Matthew
A forty minute monologue and enactment with slides based on the true story of Lizzie, a Lancashire mill worker, who went in search of her brother’s story in the 1920’s after he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
The speaker’s fee is to be donated to St. Catherine’s Hospice Lostock Hall.