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
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)