DUE TO THE CORONOVIRUS SITUATION, OUR APRIL INDOOR MEETING AND OUR MAY AND JUNE OUTDOOR VISITS ARE POSTPONED.
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 Home Front in W.W.2 plus a commemoration of D.Day.
Professor Penny Summerfield joins us with her research in an illustrated presentation about life on the home front during W.W.2. Our afternoon continues with a film recording of an emotive and dignified trip to France with a small number of D.Day veterans. The veterans share memories of the largest amphibious invasion in world history when some 160,000 Allied troops landed on the Normandy coast, 6th June 1944.
Tuesday 3 December 2019 – A Winters Day
Our seasonal meeting with Local Historian Alan Crosby. More details to follow.
To help with seating and catering, please book at the end of November meeting or at November Horizons. Cost £3.50p
No meeting in January
Tuesday 4 February 2020 – Trains, Cranes and Dinky Vehicles plus the Waltzer and Sweet Treats
Les French from the Hornby Trust joins us to to talk about local man Frank Hornby’s humble beginings to his skills simplifying engineering for children.
If you have any Hornby toys that you would like to show us please bring them to the meeting.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 – Read All About It!
Reports in our local newspapers early in the 20th Century. Kathy Donaldson will relate some of the news from the Liverpool Mercury, The Daily Post and the Echo.
We will also hear some of the news of the time reported in the Ormskirk Advertiser.
Tuesday 7th April Ormskirk’s Bygone Times with Chris Bentley and one of Ormskirk’s Gingerbread Ladies.
Our outdoor visits begin Saturday 2 May Milford Junction.
Where? Clue: be careful to avoid getting grit in your eye.
We are going for a brief encounter at Carnforth Heritage Centre. It is 75 years since part of the film Brief Encounter was filmed at Carnforth Station.
The visit includes lunch – sandwiches, cake and tea/coffee in the film set Refreshment Room A.screening of the film ‘Brief Encounte’r is optional.
Coach departs 11 am near S and G Hq. Returns approx 5.30pm.
Saturday 6 June
Tours and Tales Around the Ribble Valley.
As we travel around the lovely Ribble countryside, most of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we will listen to the history, legends and stories that shape the area. From views of Pendle Hill to the Forest of Bowland, through historic villages to Dunsop Bridge declared by Ordnance Survey as the official centre of Britain. We will stop at one, two, three or more (!) of the ancient Inns, some dating back to the 18th century, all have an interesting ghostly history.
Coach departs Long Lane near S and G Hq. 9.30 am. Returns approx 6pm.
Priority booking for members who have not been on this popular visit. From 7 May, booking for members who would like to repeat the visit.
Tuesday 7 July The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland.
The history of commercial vehicles in the home town of truck and bus making. An indoor musuem with over 50 well maintained vehicles on display. Cafe on site.
Coach departs 1.15 pm near S and G Hq. Returns approx 5.15pm.
All members are welcome to any of indoor meetings/outdoor visits.
Places are limited on outdoor visits and access/safety issues may eed to be discussed.
Please book outdoor visits at the end of meetings or at Horizons.
No meetings August and September.
See below for Posts about our past indoor meetings and outdoor visits.