CATHOLIC HISTORY DAY 2018
This will take place at the Bar Convent, York, on Saturday, 2nd June.
Tea/coffee at 10 am with the first talk beginning at 10.30.
Fr Peter Phillips will talk on “The Recusant Clergy 1559 – 1829”
Two other speakers are yet to be arranged.
Contact the organiser, Judith Smeaton for further details. firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 01904 704525
Fr Peter Phillips is Archivist for the Diocese of Shrewsbury. This is of interest to Lanky folk as it is said that in this period Lancashire produced more priests than the rest of England.
On The Water Seminar
National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, CH65 4FW
09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 14th July 2018
The venue is ideal for this subject and we have assembled specialist speakers on canals, waterways, their buildings and the families who worked on them. This seminar will appeal to all family and social historians as well as one-namers. Read more HERE
THE BIG HISTORY SHOW
29th & 30th September 2018
Western Approaches HQ - 1-3 Rumford St., Liverpool L2 8SZ
A two day exhibition of local history and heritage from across Merseyside:
Lots of displays and exhibits and a full programme of guest speakers, all in the stunning secret, underground, wartime bunkers, marquees in the piazza behind the town hall and a room in Exchange Flags where talks will be given
Completely FREE to exhibit and FREE Admission for the public.
for more details contact Ken Pye email@example.com
Manchester Drag Ball
Leigh Library (Meeting Room) Friday 10 August 2018, 1pm, booking essential.
Limited places! £3 per ticket – all proceeds to go to the improvement of Wigan Archives and Leigh Local Studies.
Join Thomas McGrath for a fascinating talk about the Manchester Drag Ball of 1880. The talk will also look at rare archives of cross-dressing during the Victorian era in the Wigan Borough.