We are hoping to resume Local History Group meetings in October 2021; further details will follow.
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.
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.
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 also heard some of the news of the time reported in the Ormskirk Advertiser.
See below for Posts about our past indoor meetings and outdoor visits.