The Society have a programme of monthly lectures, which are usually held on the first Wednesday in every month, between the months of October and June, and the start time is 7.30pm. Below is a list of talks to be held during the winter of 2017/2018. Where the title is shown as a blue link you can click on it to download the event poster.


October 4th 2017 'DEAD INTERESTING' by Noel Moroney

Interesting and amusing stories from graveyards around the world. Noel is an experienced
cruise ship lecturer and a member of the highly regarded 'Cruise Lecturers Association'.
November 1st 2017 'AGM FOLLOWED BY POTATO PIE SUPPER'

The AGM is open to members and non members alike and is an opportunity for us to review
the year's performance and what we have in mind for the future. Delicious potato pie supper
to round off the evening!
December 6th 2017 'TREE OF HUMOUR' by John Wallis

John will entertain us with, amongst other things, a banjo, ukulele and a mandola (also known
as an alto mandolin).
January 3rd 2018 'LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE' by Alf Molyneux

Stories about times on the road with Fred Dibnah by one of Fred's closest friends. Alf undertook
many of the televised trips around Britain stood on the footplate of a steam traction engine
alongside his friend Fred Dibnah.
February 7th 2018 'JAM AS IT SHOULD BE' by Carole Johnson

Carole of Smithson Farm at reedley Hallows, despite a busy life running a farm with camping and
caravan facilities, still has time to indulge her passion of jam making. She will reveal her secret
of making and selling fine quality preserves.
March 7th 2018 'THE LUCK OF THE HOUSE' by John Billingsley

Does a horseshoe on the door of your house bring luck? John tells us of his thoughts and experiences.
April 4th 2018 'A PEEK INTO PADIHAM'S PAST' by Ann & Bob Clarke

Ann and Bob talk about their home town of Padiham and their interest in its archive.
May 2nd 2018 'THE HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIE HOSPITAL & THE HOLT RADIUM INSTITUTE'
by Dr Carston Timmermann & Dr Elizabeth Toon

Most know of 'The Christie' at Withington as perhaps Europe's leading centre for cancer care,
research and education but how many of us are aware of its history?
June 6th 2018 'CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF SHAWFORTH' by Janet Bracegirdle

Former local resident Janet tells us of her recollections and experiences of growing up in 1960s Shawforth.




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