Local History Group

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
    • 17 June:  Welcome Back Vivien! Vivien Mumford is back on the scene
      and will entertain us with another fascinating tale.
    • 1 July: Oral History. We are delighted to bring you Elsie Bibby’s
      Unique Story: – Elsie is a Centenarian from Tarleton!
    • 15 July:  A Visit to Stonyhurst College: Join us on a Guided Tour of
      Historic Building with Beautiful Grounds in a Stunning Setting. Cost: £11 (Car Share). Book with Gill Simpson.
    • 29 July:  Another of Vivien Mumford’s Mesmeric Manifestations.
    • August:   We break for the Summer Holidays – Bon Voyage!
    • 2 Sept:   All Our Yesterdays! We Will Mark the Eightieth Anniversary ofthe Outbreak of the Second World War with a Display and Show and Tell Event to be held at Becconsall Old Church, so Dig out your old Photos, Ration Cards and Gas Masks etc.
    • 16 Sept: David Beddow will deliver a Titanic Tale of Trouble and Strife >with ‘Eight Days of Hell’: Dave assures us that this will not be his personal account of Matrimonial Mayhem!
    • 30 Sept:  We’re on the road again with a Coach Trip to Lytham Hall for >a Guided Tour of ‘The Finest Georgian House In Lancashire’. Cost: £5 per person plus coach hire (to be advised)
    • 14 Oct:   More of Vivien Mumford’s Magic Moments In History.
    • 28 Oct:  Gill Simpson brings you a Hallowe’en Horror Story with her account of the Trial of the Pendle Witches.
    • 11 Nov: Yet Another of Vivien Mumford’s Masterclass of Local Myths and Legends. What would we do without her?
    • 25 Nov:   Local Resident and U3A Member, Pat Hankin, will sharewith us the compelling story of her mother’s escape from the Nazi Regime.
    • 9 Dec:  Back by Popular Demand – Peter Ralphs will end the LocalHistory Year with a Highly Entertaining and Informative Quiz and Exposition:- ‘World History – A View from the Other Side’