LDLHS AGM followed by Winter Programme Talk - 21st March 2019

Did Shakespeare spend some of his ‘lost years’ in Lancashire? Speaker : Dr Michael (Mike) Winstanley,
Dr Michael (Mike) Winstanley, now retired, was a Senior Lecturer in Social and Regional History at Lancaster University.  His talk “Did Shakespeare spend some of his ‘lost years’ in Lancashire?” is based on original research.  There has been much debate about a connection between Shakespeare and Lancashire.  Dr Winstanley has critically re-examined the evidence that the young William Shakespeare stayed at Hoghton Tower and other places in Lancashire in the early 1580s.  Shakespeare may have been introduced to Catholic families in the Lancashire by the Stratford schoolmaster, John Cottom, who came from St Michael's on Wyre.  The Cottoms were tenants to the de-Hoghton's of Hoghton Tower.

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 ontopics 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.

Next Series of Speakers Talks listed in 2018 - 2019 Programme

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.