After an 18 month absence our talks programme commences on Thursday 16th September when Dr Graham Kemp returns with a talk about the some of the more notorious inmates of Lancaster Castle Prison who spent time there at Their Majesty’s Pleasure.  His talk is entitled:

Rogues and Villains of Lancaster Castle.

At our following meeting on Thursday 21st October John Acres of the Lancaster Canal Trust will be talking about:

“Past, Present and Future of the Lancaster Canal.

Our meetings are held in St. Paul’s Church, Church Street (off Berry Lane), Longridge, starting at 7:30 pm

To mitigate the risk of infection recommended Covid protocols will be implemented.

There will be no charge for the first four meetings for 2019/20 member

Visitors and new members are most welcome.

Admission £2.50 for visitors

We regret that no refreshments will be served.

Please book in advance if possible, so we can space chairs. This is not imperative – come if you can!

Ring 01772 780898 (Denis) or 652792 (Penny) or email: chair@ldlhs.org.uk

Please wear a face-covering to protect each other and our speaker.


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.


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

 e-mail: chairman@ldlhs.org.uk

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.