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Thu 15 Apr 2021Megan Roberts - Talk starts 7-30pmCustoms Man & Naval Man – a tale of Patronage, Mystery and Ultimately Failure
Online talk via ZOOM Email stevewilliams24@gmail.com to book

Sat 24 Apr 2021Kate Hurst (Talk Starts at 2.00pm)Read All About It: Making Use Of Old Newspapers (London Branch Meeting but all welcome)
Online talk via ZOOM - login from 1.30pm

Tue 11 May 2021Jackie DepelleIdeas for Researching Non-Conformist Ancestors. Many of our ancestors favoured a wide range of different denominations. What and where can we find their records and what will they tell us?
Online talk via ZOOM

Sat 15 May 2021AGM and One Day Confererence 2021
VIRTUAL MEETING BY ZOOM starting at 14.00 hours

Tue 8 Jun 2021Paul RobbinsYou Stupid Boy -A look back at Britains real Home Guard. originally called the Local Defence Volunteers. A group of doddery old men with a few stupid boys thrown in or Britains last line of defence ?
VIRTUAL MEETING BY ZOOM - Log in between 6.45pm and 7.00pm

Tue 13 Jul 2021Robert MeeThe Village Lockup - A look at the history and use of village lockups - once a common feature in our communities.
Online talk via ZOOM

Tue 10 Aug 2021John TittertonIntroduction to Heraldry -Heraldry is found in churches, country houses and the high street. this talk gives a background to the use and development of heradry in England for over 800 years
VIRTUAL MEETING BY ZOOM - Log in between 6.45pm and 7.00pm

Tue 14 Sep 2021John VigarSuperior Seats Where do we sit in church. This lecture looks at church seating through the centuries from the solid stone benches that made the weak go to the wall to the grand private pews.
Online talk via ZOOM

Tue 12 Oct 2021Harold HoggarthThe English Civil War in Lancashire 1642-1644. Lancashire played a leading part in the course of the war in the North of England and so it is worth knowing about.
Online talk via ZOOM

Tue 9 Nov 2021Dr Mike WinstanleyHappy Days? Elementary schooling, 1818-1918 in the North West. The sorts of schools which existed in the C19 and what they taught.

Tue 14 Dec 2021Mark LewisCribs, Cards and Christingles - The Origins of Christmas Traditions and Customs -The talk also includes some of the lesser-known folklore including Jesse Trees, Chrismons, Mumming Plays and Wassailing
Online talk via ZOOM

Tue 11 Jan 2022Dr Ann FeatherstoneHere we go again. A brief history of Pantomime peculiarly British tradition, pantomime burst upon the London stage more than 250 years ago.its history from the Regency period to the present day.
Online talk via ZOOM

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