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Hyndburn Local History Society


Meetings are held in the Lecture Room of Accrington Library, St James Street, Accrington BB5 1NQ commencing at 7.30pm (except for the AGM)

A reduced subscription of £10.00 per annum, for 2018/9 only, may be paid at any meeting.

Visitors are welcome to attend individual meetings, space permitting. Admission £3.00 per meeting.

Enquiries to the Hon Secretary on 01254 237229 or Hon Chairman 01254 235880

Hyndburn Local History Society

Winter Programme 2018-19

4 October 2018 Denise North (Burnley) : 'Bene and Hot - the Tommies' Tipple'

1 November 2018 Heather Davis (Preston) : 'Frogs, firearms and fireworks: unexpected hazards in museum collections'

6 December 2018 Kathy Fishwick (Rawtenstall) : 'Pub Architecture'

10 January 2019 Brian Jeffrey (Read) : 'The Battle of Read Bridge, 1643' 

7 February 2019 Dr Bill Shannon (Preston) : 'Medieval maps of Lancashire' 

28 February 2019  David Ratledge (Adlington) : 'Roman Roads in Lancashire'

4 April 2019 AGM at 7.00pm followed by Stephen Caunce (Huddersfield) : 'Farming in the Industrial Pennines' 

Hyndburn Local History Society

Winter Programme 2017-18 

5 October 2017 Steve Williams (Brindle): 'Rails to the Lancashire Coast'

2 November 2017 Mike Rothwell (Southport): 'Accrington's Industrial Heritage' talk and book launch 

7 December 2017 Roger Frost (Burnley): 'The Manor of Ightenhill and the Lancashire de Lacys'

4 January 2018 David Ratledge (Adlington): 'Roman Roads in Lancashire'

1 February 2018 Kevin Illingworth (Hebden Bridge): 'Traditional Buildings of North East Lancashire'

1 March 2018 Heather Davis (Preston): 'Frogs, firearms and fireworks: unexpected hazards in Museum collections'

12 April 2018 AGM at 7pm followed by Brian Jeffries (Simonstone) 'Accrington Pipe Band' 

Hyndburn Local History Society

Winter Programme 2016-17

6 October 2016 Charles Jepson (Blackburn): 'The Clarion Cycling Club'

3 November 2016 Mike Clarke (Barnoldswick): 'The Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Leeds Liverpool Canal'

1 December 2016 Dave Joy (Lytham): 'Liverpool Cow Keepers - a Family History'

5 January 2017 Nick Burton (Clitheroe): 'Oliver Cromwell's Northern journey - following in the steps of Oliver Cromwell through Yorkshire and Lancashire'

2 February 2017 Martin Baggoley (Ramsbottom): 'Murders in Victorian East Lancashire'

2 March 2017 Heather Davis (Preston): 'Hidden Histories - Recent discoveries in Lancashire's Heritage'

6 April 2017 AGM at 7pm followed at 7.30pm by 'An evening with Frank Watson (HLHS)'

2 October 2014  Norman Hindley of Bolton : 'Holidays in the 1930's'

6 November 2014  Roger Frost of Burnley : 'Lancashire's Monasteries'

4 December 2014  Les Hardy of Accrington : 'The Petres, the Dunkenhalgh and landed estates'

8 January 2015  Steve Williams of Chorley : 'Rails to the Front'

5 February 2015 Harold Heys of Darwen : 'Darwen Tower'

5 March 2015  Stephen Caunce of Arnside : 'Hiring Fairs of the North West'

9 April 2015 AGM at 7.00 pm followed by Frank Watson (HLHS) 'The changing face of Hyndburn Road - from Allom Road to the Accrington Link Road'

Hyndburn Local History Society

Winter Programme 2013-14

3 October 2013 Glen Atkinson of Worsley : 'Building the Big Ditch: the Manchester Ship Canal, a Magic Lantern Show'

7 November 2013 Sid Calderbank of Euxton : 'Love and Romance in Victorian Lancashire: poetry and prose from Lancashire's finest'

5 December 2013 Alan Crosby of Preston : 'A forgotten engineering achievement: building turnpike roads in North West England 1750-1850'

9 January 2014 John Goddard of HLHS : 'Huncoat's changing face''

6 February 2014 Malcolm Tranter of Preston : 'The Ports of Lancashire' 

6 March 2014 Kathy Fishwick of Rossendale : 'Weavers cottages of North East Lancashire'

10 April 2014 AGM at 7.00pm followed by Dr Graham Kemp of Morecambe : ' The history of Lancaster Castle'