2019 – 2020 Programme

Date Speaker Topic

19th September

Steve Halliwell

Moses Holden 1777 – 1864: Self Educated Genius: Self-educated mathematician, astronomer, telescope constructor, lens grinder, Evangelical Methodist preacher, Freeman of Preston, and much more

17th October

Bill McCartney

The Notebook of Thomas Noblet: Joiner from the Fylde 1725 -1746

21st November

Graham Cooper

Bowland Landscape – development of field and park boundaries

12th December

David Hindle

History and Enjoyment of the Cumbria Coast Railway

16th January

Nick Wotherspoon

History of Bond Cars

6th February

Annual Dinner



Dr Jenni Hyde

Singing the News

20th February

Heather Davies

Mud, Manure and the Silk Road: a short history of pigments from ancient time to today

19th March CANCELLED


Followed by David Blake Travels for Transport: A Historical Transport Miscellany

16th April CANCELLED

Jennifer Ray

Fantastic Fylde Coast Piers


Dr Stephen Caunce

You Always Remember Your Co-op Number: The Amazing Rise of the People’s Own Shops

18th June

Peter Debney

My part in the Cold War - the story of an air defence pilot

The Society’s meetings start at 7:30 pm except for the AGM which start at 7:00 pm.

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.