2018 – 2019 Programme

Date Speaker Topic

20th September

Jennifer Ray

Get to know your Suffragist from your Suffragette

18th October

Susan Gleave

Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baronet of Gawthorpe Hall

15th November

David Hewitt

Joseph Blackburn a soldier of the First World War – his experience of military tribunals

13th December

Lady Milena Grenfell Baines

The Last Train to Tomorrow

17th January

Dr Alan Crosby

Travels with my great-aunt: explorations in family history in England, Russia and Poland

7th February 

Annual Dinner @ Ferraris Country House Hotel

The Leyland Morris Men – a history and demonstration

21st February

Steve Ashcroft

Preston Tram Road

21st March

Society AGM - Followed by Dr Mike Winstanley

Did Shakespeare spend some of his ‘lost years’ in Lancashire? 

11th April

Ian Tyler

Gunpowder works in South Cumbria

16th May

Dr Fiona Edmonds Director of Lancaster University’s Regional Heritage Centre

The Rise and Fall of the Northumbrian Kingdom (c. 600-1100)

20th June

Margaret Dickinson

The Diaries of My Great Great Uncle Anthony Hewtson 1836-1912 owner & editor of the Preston Chronicle and the Wakefield & West Riding Herald




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.