We return to our indoor meetings at the S&G HQ.
Meetings begin at 2:15pm and all members are welcome
Tuesday 1 October – 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 – 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 – 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
Our outdoor visits begin.
Saturday 27 April – 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. A land train with commentary can be booked to see some of the thought-provoking memorials. An introductory talk about the Arboretum is included and an opportunity to hear another presentation entitled Shot at Dawn.
Departs 9.15am, Long Lane near S&G HQ.
Returns approx. 7.15pm.
Cost – Coach £18 – Land train £5.
Sunday 12 May – West Derby Courthouse and Speke Hall Liverpool
The stone built Courthouse is the only free standing post medieval court in Britain. Built in 1586 on the authorisation of Queen Elizabeth I it functioned until 1910. We continue onwards to Speke Hall, a fine example of a timber framed Tudor house with an interesting history to be told by one of the guides at the Hall.
Departs 1pm, Long Lane near S&G HQ.
Returns approx. 6.15pm.
Cost – Coach £10, Speke Hall admission £10. National Trust members no charge. Please remember to bring your Trust membership card.
Saturday 22 June – A Day in Deva – now known as Chester
The Roman roads linking Chester with Lancashire may have passed through Aughton and Ormskirk, we do have a turnpike road and Roman coins have been found in the area. Our visit includes a cruise along the River Dee with a sandwich, cake, fruit, tea / coffee lunch. After disembarking we will be in time to see the Midsummer Parade that dates back to Tudor times. Led by a child, the City Drummer and a family of Giants, puppet animals, mythical creatures, hobby horses, musicians and more costumed participants add to the colourful parade as it makes its way around the City centre. Later in the day there will be an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Legion XX.v.v with Titus or Marcus. A stop for a meal / snack on return journey – please pay for your order at the venue.
Departs 9.45 am, Long Lane near S&G HQ.
Returns approx 8.45 pm.
Cost £28. Optional walk £4 extra.
More details and booking at Horizons.
Tuesday 2 July A Tour of Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. Lunch at the Adelphi Hotel. A Tour of Liverpool’s Playhouse Theatre.
All the venues are optional and we meet at the venue of choice.
The Empire meet – 10.50 am for 11am – 12.15 pm tour. Cost £5
The Adelphi meet – 12.40 pm. Cost £7.50, please pay for any drinks on the day.
The Playhouse meet -2.20 pm for 2.30 pm – 3.45 pm tour. Cost £5
Please book at Horizons.
All members are welcome to our indoor meetings/ outdoor visits but please note that there are no meetings in August and September.