Ormskirk Market Day

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OCTOBER 23RD       LIVERPOOL COW KEEPERS

                                                   Mr Dave Joy

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

 

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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.

Our 2018 Meetings

At the AGM, 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.  Bill is now termed "Chairman Emeritus"

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.

 

OUR MEETINGS 2019

Members have expressed a wish that we also mention meetings (& events) further in the future.  Below we have listed the meetings but please do check nearer the time in case the details change. 

 

 OCTOBER 23RD        LIVERPOOL COW KEEPERS Mr Dave Joy.

Mr Joy is well know for his research & books about the many small Shippens in Liverpool who supplied the populace with milk.  They received fodder for the cows from farms around Ormskirk, often brought in on the canal and shipped out the manure to be spread on the fields.  Cows were often supplied by local farmers.   The Cow keepers came from far & wide and, at least one of our members is related to them.

 

NOVEMBER 27TH    This is the last meeting of 2019 so, in keeping with tradition (see February 2020 why) we will have a  RAFFLE and QUIZ.  the Quiz will be lead by Mr Colin MacDonald.

 

NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

 

JANUARY 22ND 2020       THE HORSELESS CARRIAGE

This will cover the history of motoring in West Lancashire, a subject close to the heart of our speaker, Mr Roger Blaxall

 

FEBRUARY 27TH 2020     This month's event is rather special and details are being 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish
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Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station
1908

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall
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Skelmersdale Station
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Moor Street market
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Market