Ormskirk Market Day


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.


Please note: there is a map showing the location of the Guides' Hut on the "Library" page


Our 2018 Meetings

As is traditional, our meeting on 23 May began with the Society's AGM, when there was a chance to reflect on all aspects of the running of the Society. After this, Miss Kate Hurst gave a short talk on her background research for the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are?  This emphasised the imprtance of researching "outside the box" using such sources as Parish Magazines.

There were some changes to the committee of the ODFHS.   After 13 years in post, Bill Huyton resigned as Chairman and the position was accepted by Kate Hurst.

Also thanked for their work were Don Holt and Jean Gidman who have stepped down after devoting their time to the Society for many years.

NEXT Meeting is June 27th when we were entertained by a talk about Milestones by Mr John Armstrong.  He had ensured that he included some local information and covered all the different types of milestones and finger psts and even included Toll gates, such as at "Toll Gate Cottage" opposite the new "Booths" in Burscough.


JULY 25th Railways in the Ormskirk Area, Mr Roger Bell.  Roger has a great knowledge of the development of the railway system in our area and we hope he will show the short film of a steam train running from Southport, around the Burscough curves and arrriving at Ormskirk station.


Below is a list of our INTENDED forthcoming meetings.  While every meeting is on the 4th Wednesday evening of each month, we cannot guarantee that the details are exactly as listed below.  PLEASE check nearer the time.

AUGUST 22nd Sources used in the search for Scarisbrick Lodge in Southport, Dr Andrew Scarisbrick

SEPTEMBER 26th S.W. Lancs Agricultural Strike, 1913, Mrs Pat Ireland

OCTOBER 24th W. Lancs WW1 Memorial gardens project by the Lancashire Gardens Trust, Ms Elain Taylor

NOVEMBER 28th Quiz night

NO meeting in December







Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall

Regal, Ormskirk
Regal Cinema

Skelmersdale Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street