Tuesday 18th September 7.45pm
Dr Graham Cooper
Boundaries in Bowland and Beyond
An exploration of types of enclosures and associated boundaries such as assarts, deer parks, parks, (there is a difference), encroachments etc., ranging from early medieval to parliamentary in date. The purpose, means and benefits of enclosure of the ‘waste’ will also be discussed.
Tuesday 16th October
Brenda Brodie and Valerie Whitaker
Lord Winmarleigh, St Luke’s Church and Winmarleigh Village – the little known story of a big man
The talk will introduce the man, the business man, Member of Parliament, soldier and philanthropist. It will include his life, what he did for Lancashire, his country and the little village of Winmarleigh, whose name he took for his title when he was enobled and where he chose to spend the later years of his life.
Sunday 11th November
World War 1 Exhibition
The Exhibition will start at 11.45 pm in Chipping Village Hall.
Tuesday 20th November
The Evolution of the Lancashire Port Commission, including Lancaster and Glasson Dock
The Lancaster Port Commission is responsible for ensuring the safety of vessels through the harbour area through the provision and maintenance of Aids to Navigation and a Pilotage service, Helen will talk about the history and her role in the management of this organisation.
Tuesday 4th December
AGM – Jacobs Join -
My Part in the Cold War
The story of an air defence pilot.
Tuesday 15th January 2019
The lives and times of the Liverpool cowkeepers is an intriquing part of local history. It is the story of the families who, in the mid 1800’s, left their farms in the Pennine dales and relocated to the city of Liverpool in order to keep cows in their backyards and to sell fresh milk to a booming industrial population. David has talked to people who have their own memories of cows being kept in Liverpool. His talk is illustrated with photos from his own family collection and from the collection of others.
Tuesday 19th February
Dr. Alan Crosby
The Great War -
Alan’s talk is really relevant to our area as he discusses the effect the Great War had on the two farming communities – Chipping and Bleasdale including the legacy they left.
Tuesday 19th March
The History of Alston Hall
The history of Alston Hall from when it was first built in the 1870’s until it closed in 2015.
Tuesday 16th April
For you the World is Over
Stories of the Lancashire men who became prisoners of war, from where they were captured, the camps, and conditions they were held in – to what happened to them in the hands of the Germans, Turks, and Japanese in the two World Wars.