Indoor Meetings 2022

Indoor Meetings 2022 No meeting in January. ______________________________________________ Tuesday 1 February 2022 As it was the first day of the Lunar New Year (also called the Chinese New Year), we had fortune cookies, followed by Steve Halliwell talking about his work as a local history detective.     ______________________________________________ Tuesday 1 March 2022 Have you walked around Liverpool… Read More »

Indoor Meetings 2019-2020

Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Historic Graffiti Love it or loathe it, graffiti is not a modern day phenomenon. You may be surprised where some historic graffiti has been written, and what it says, some of it in Latin. Dr. Colin Penny’s illustrated presentation of graffiti from our past will enlighten us. Tuesday 5 November 2019 – Lancashire’s… Read More »

2019 Local History Summer Outings

Saturday 27 April 2019 – The National Memorial Arboretum The 150 acre site located in Staffordshire is the UK’s centre of Remembrance and home to the iconic Armed Forces Memorial was the location for the first of the Summer outings. We took a land train with commentary to see some of the thought-provoking memorials and we listened to… Read More »

2018-2019 Local History Indoor Meetings

We returned to our indoor meetings in the S&G HQ on Tuesday 2 October. By drawing together some of the events of the Great War that we had covered and some that we had not yet presented, our October and November meetings concluded our commemoration of W.W.I. Tuesday 2 October 2018 meeting included a film, Defeat to Victory.… Read More »

2018 Local History Summer Outings

Tuesday 1 May Imperial War Museum and a Tour of BBC Studios at Salford Quays The coach departed from Long Lane at 12.30pm for a ‘self guided’ tour of the Imperial War Museum, followed by a guided Tour around the BBC Studios at Salford Quays. After extensive and comprehensive security checks, we were shown one of BBC Radio… Read More »

Spring 2018 Indoor Meetings

Tuesday 6 February:   Liverpool Revisited in Film and in Conversation From a small fishing inlet to Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool has been home, a place of employment, a cultural and shopping venue and more, for many of our members.  All members are welcome to the meeting to discover/rediscover more about the pool that became the City of Liverpool.… Read More »

2017 Indoor Meetings

18 February : Cork Jackets and Drill – tells the story, through original music, songs and narration of the 1886 Southport lifeboat disaster, which claimed the lives of almost all of the crew members of the Southport and St. Anne’s Lifeboats. The music, songs and script are by Southport based playwright Len Pentin whose work has been performed at… Read More »

2016 Local History Summer Outings

In April, some of our members visited Ormskirk Magistrate’s Court for the last time. The Court closed its doors at the end of June. 3 May: After an interesting guided walk around the area known as the Ropewalks in Liverpool, the Athenaeum opened its doors to us for a tour and lunch. The Athenaeum was founded in 1797 as… Read More »

2015 Local History

Margaret Gibbon’s sensational Local History Group summer outings have been a testament to her enthusiasm, organisation skills and eye for historical detail. May: Brief Encounter June & September: Houghton Tower and Canal Cruise December: Did we step back in time at our Lancashire Day celebration?

Autumn Indoor Meetings and Xmas Celebration

Tuesday 4 Oct.  Boat people on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal 2016 was the bicentenary of the Leeds to Liverpool canal; the first sod was cut at Halsall in West Lancs. Nov. 1770 and the canal was completed Oct. 1816. Essential commodities such as coal and cotton were transported in barges along the canal and also essential were the hard… Read More »