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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) 

Subscriptions (£12.00) can 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 2021-2022

Subscriptions for 2019-20 are valid for AGM on December 2nd 2021

Subscriptions (£10.00) for January to April 2022 meetings may be paid at our meeting on January 6th 2022

2 December 2021 AGM at 7pm followed by Dave Pilkington (Oswaldtwistle) : 'The buried Treasure of James Dixon'

6 January 2022 Steve Williams (Brindle) : 'Keep calm and carry on'

3 February 2022 Kathy Fishwick (Rawtenstall) : ' Turnpike roads of East Lancashire'

24 February 2022 Roger Frost (Burnley) : 'Textile engineering in North East Lancashire' 

7 April 2022 AGM POSTPONED. We will publish the date of the AGM in due course and hope to book the speaker, Graham Topping, at a later date,  

Hyndburn Local History Society

Winter Programme 2020-21

The Winter programme for this year has been suspended because of Covid-19. Members will be notified when meetings are safe to resume. The AGM will also take place as soon as is practicable. 

Hyndburn Local History Society

Winter Programme 2019-20

3 October 2019 Richard Hooper (Stanhill) : 'The Stanhill Village Project'

7 November 2019 Roger Frost (Burnley) : 'Burnley's Peterloo' NB This is a change to the programme

5 December 2019 Harold Hoggarth (Barnoldswick) : 'Lost Villages, Bridges and Tramways'

9 January 2020 NB Graham Topping is unable to give his talk on 'Coalmines of Accrington and Oswaldtwistle'. We hope to rearrange this for a date in next year's programme. We wish Graham a speedy recovery from his treatment. 

NB At very short notice our Secretary has arranged for Peter Watson from Bacup to come and give us a talk on 9th January as usual entitled "An older person's guide to nostalgia" which promises to be a fairly light hearted entertainment featuring items we will remember from our early days.  

6 February 2020 Paddy Brown (Whalley) : 'Whales or Fishes? The Whalley Story'

27 February 2020 Bernard Bond (Ingleton) : 'Great Harwood Loop Line'

2 April 2020 AGM at 7.00pm followed by Dave Pilkington (Oswaldtwistle) : 'The buried treasure of James Dixon' 

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)'