Local History Group

PROGRAMME 1 JANUARY – 30 June 2019

Unless otherwise advised all meetings will take place on alternate Mondays from 10.00 am – approx.11.30 am in the Front Hall, Hesketh Bank Community Centre, Station Road, Hesketh Bank PR4 6SR

7/1/19 When Time Stood Still: A DVD made by the late John Crane,

featuring images of old Hesketh Bank and Tarleton

21/1/19 The Fishermen of Marshside: Gladys Armstrong, Chair of

North Meols Civic Society recounts this fascinating history,

Including the story of a tragic drowning 150 years ago.

4/2/19 Quiz – Famous People and Not so Famous Places:

Dave Beddow and Steve Kirby will Keep you guessing and

may even get you dancing!

18/2/19 Buildings, People and Words of Lancashire: Sylvia and

Peter Sleigh will entertain us with another of their interesting

and amusing accounts of little known local facts.

4/3/19 The Bath Murders: Terry Mason will reveal all

that you never Knew about these dark deeds of yesterday year.

18/3/19 Reverend Forse: Gill Simpson will share the inspiring story of

A local vicar who did much to lift everyone’s spirits during the

darkest days of World War Two.

1/4/19 More Murder Most Foul: Dave Beddow and Steve Kirby, that

deadly duo, will dissect a double dose of dastardly deeds.

15/4/19 Mystery Speaker! (It could be you!!!???)

29/4/19 A Trip Out: A Visit to a Historic House or Museum (Venue TBC)

13/5/19 The Lancashire Cotton Famine: Steve Kirby reveals the story

of the hardships endured by the Mill Workers of Lancashire when

King Cotton fell victim to the American Civil War.

27/5/19 Bank Holiday

3/6/19 David Lewis – Entrepreneur and Philanthropist: Peter Ralphs

tells the fascinating tale of the founder of the famous Liverpool

Department Store.

17/6/19 Welcome Back Vivien! After a well earned break to complete her

studies, Vivien Mumford returns with another of her Astounding

Stories. (Subject TBC)