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Speaker Directory:

A list of speakers likely to interest member societies is maintained for the Federation by Bob Dobson (landypublishing@yahoo.co.uk / 01253 886103 ), from whom a list is available on request. Members are asked to notify Bob of any names suitable for adding to the list.

Lancashire County Council - Digital Library

Lancashire Library Service has developed a Digital Library which provides free access to a wealth of information to assist family and local history researchers. This includes its own digital archive of thousands of photographs. Most services can be accessed remotely by library members - and it is possible to apply for library membership online.

Bulletin Board:

Butterfly House Lancaster
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"Palm House (now Butterfly House)", Williamson Park Lancaster.



Fleetwood Docks
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"Fleetwood Docks".



Queen Street Mill, Burnley
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"Queen Street Mill", Burnley.



Fleetwood Tram Festival
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"Fleetwood Tram Festival", (Tram Sunday).



Lancaster Priory and Parish Church
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"Lancaster Priory and Parish Church",
circa. 1094.



Church Cottage Museum
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"Church Cottage Museum", Broughton.



Lancaster Canal Lune Aqueduct
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"Lancaster Canal Lune Aqueduct", completed autumn 1797.



Toll House, Barrowford
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"The old Toll House" (18th Century), Barrowford.



Samlesbury Hall
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"Samlesbury Hall" 14th Century Manor House , nr Preston.
Event / Company Details

Images of the Past: Coal Mine Disasters in the Modern Era by Brian Elliott.

Published by Pen & Sword

Images of the Past: Coal Mine Disasters in the Modern Era by Brian Elliott

Click here to read Press Release.

The Shepherd Family of Nelson between
A story of an extended Lancashire family

Martin Hargreaves has contacted the Federation to ask if anyone would like to see the archived history of the Shepherd family of Nelson family for three or four generations from about 1880 - 1980.

Click here to Read More

Regional Heritage Centre

CNWRS have a regular programme of events . Information and booking forms can be found through this link: www.lancs.ac.uk/users/cnwrs and clicking on "Events" on left of screen.

Further information about the Centre and becoming a Friend of CNWRS can be obtained from the CNWRS web site or by email, following these links: www.lancs.ac.uk/users/cnwrs/ & christine.wilkinson@lancaster.ac.uk

Grim Almanac of Lancashire A new book by Jack Nadin click here for details
Hartley’s Jam – History A history of Hartley’s Jam has just been published by Amberley Publishing. Refer to www.amberleybooks.com for details and ordering. Click here to see the book cover.
Heysham Heritage Centre Heysham Heritage Centre is being renovated see website for more information www.heyshamheritage.org.uk

Horwich Heritage Society

HHS have asked us to publicise their web site and particularly their programme of meetings.

Their website, which contains their programme details, together with further information about the society can be found at www.horwichheritage.co.uk

Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society MBBCS offer illustrated talks about the canal.
Visit their website www.mbbcs.org.uk
Speaker - Steve Williams

Steve Williams 42 Smithy Close, Brindle, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 8NW
Telephone 01254 854298
E-mail info@stevewilliamstalks.co.uk
Distance no object - available daytime, evenings & weekends.
Full details on www.stevewilliamstalks.co.uk

Talks available:
Subject 1 : First World War (Chorley Pals, Gallipoli, “A Mother’s Tears”, Footballers in the trenches)
Subject 2 : Railways in the steam era (Lancashire & Lake District)
Subject 3 : Football (Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Tom Finney)
Subject 4 : Local / Social History (Lancashire villages of Brindle and Hoghton)
Subject 5 : Travel (Travels in France, Railway Walks, Battlefields of Northern France & Belgium)

Steve is Secretary of Brindle Historical Society. First World War historian & author; Secretary & Co-Founder Chorley Pals Memorial.