Autumn Programme Talk 12th December : Speaker David Hindle

Topic : The Cumbrian coastal railway

Our speaker at the December meeting on Thursday 12th is the well known local historian and author David Hindle.  He has written over a dozen books on local transport, entertainment and bird watching.  His subject will be the Cumbrian coastal railway one of the most scenic routes in the country.  Railways are a topic close to his heart having written about the histories of our local railways, the Longridge and the Whittingham Hospital lines, and his lavishly illustrated book on the Cumbrian coastal railway will be available to purchase. 

Welcome to the website of Longridge and District Local History Society.

The Society was founded over 40 years ago and provides a wide range of speakers on topics covering local history as well as topics of wider interest.

    Our meetings are friendly and informal, Guests and new members are always welcome.

The Society works closely with the Longridge Heritage Centre Trust and a number of our documents and photographs have been loaned to and managed by the Trust to make them available to the wider public at the Heritage Centre and online in the Town Archive.

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Longridge & District Local History Society is a member of the Lancashire Local History Federation.


Visitors and Guests are welcome to come along to our meetings, usually held on the 1st and/or 3rd Thursdays of the month from September to June in the Centenary Room at St Paul's Church,

Starting at 7:30pm. £2.50 for non-members includes light refreshments.