Autumn Indoor Meetings and Xmas Celebration

By | February 19, 2017
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 working boat people. Bill Huyton joined us with an illustrated presentation of two local boat families.
Tuesday 1 Nov.  The Battle of the Somme
The battle began on 1st July 1916. On that first day the British Army suffered 57,470 casualties,19,240 of whom were killed – the bloodiest battle in British military history. Of the fatalities almost 2,000 were from the Lancashire Pals battalions. Military historian Richard Houghton recalled more about the Battle of the Somme.
Tuesday 6 Dec.  Christmas Traditions
All members joined us to discover/rediscover the history of the traditions and ceremonies of one of our most important festivals – Christmas. Traditional food and drink was available for £2 50 on the day.

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