Ormskirk Market Day

Next Meeting...



On January 22nd we will welcome Roger Blaxall, who will tell us about the earliest motoring in our area.

7:30pm (for 8:00pm), Guides' Hut (Guide HQ, Moorgate, Ormskirk L39 4RU)



Following requests from members; on the fourth Wednesday’s meetings, from now on we will open the Guides' Hut earlier, at 19.30 (7.30 p.m.) to allow members to meet and chat. We will also stay open a little longer after the talk has concluded, again to allow members to exchange information.

FREE ENTRY for MEMBERS, Visitors are requested to make £1.00 donation.

All meetings are on the fourth Wednesday-evening of each month


Wednesday FEBRUARY 26TH 2020 (Usual venue & times)

    This month's event is rather special and details have been finalised by our Chair, Miss Kate Hurst

February marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of our Society.  We have already begun our projects to mark the time by organising our ROOTS event which was VERY well received.  This meeting will be very close to the actual day, 40 years ago when the ODFHS began.  We will have vignettes of some members each talking (for about 10 minutes each) about a family photo they have.

MARCH 25TH                There will be a new theatre built in Prescot especially to record the presence of William Shakespeare in the area.   (William certainly visited Rufford Old Hall & probably Lathom)  This presentation will be by members of the Shakespeare-North Curators.

APRIL 22ND                   Anecdotes of Liverpool Registrar.   Carol Codd has visited us before and we can look forward to an excellent series of further reminiscences.

MAY 27TH                      THIS IS THE AGM.   Following the AGM there will be a shorter presentation by Dr. Andrew Scarisbrick, entitled "Where there's a will"  This presentation will especially look at the changes that took place in 1858.

JUNE 24TH                     The excavation of the German Plane at Banks.   Mr Paul Sherman

JULY 22ND                     The return of our annual OUTSIDE VISIT   Note the earlier start time of 7pm        We have not had an outside visit for some years but we are pleased to report that HALSALL CHURCH Spire has now been repaired and so Mr Stephen Henders will lead a TOUR OF ST CUTHBERT'S and provide a background talk about this ancient church.    7pm on 22nd July 2020.                                               








Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall

Skelmersdale Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street