Ormskirk Market Day

Next Meeting...

 

AUGUST 28TH          The WEST LANCASHIRE LIGHT RAILWAYS

                                    Mr Mike Spall

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 April, May & June meetings but please do check nearer the time in case the details change.  

JULY 24th                            The WILDING FAMILY: We welcomed one of our members, Mrs Anne Ryall, who has researched her WILDING family in the Ormskirk area.  Anne had traveled a great distance and we were pleased that about 30 members braved the extreme heat to hear her talk.   All the members were fascinated with research that proved someone born in Ormskirk eventually became the joint owner of a Hotel in the South of New Zealand.

 

AUGUST 28TH                    WEST LANCASHIRE LIGHT RAILWAYS

                                             Mr Mike Spall

                                             Mr Spall will talk about the narrow gauge railways which were used throughout our area.  The light railway at Hesketh Bank is still operated by a group of enthusiasts and goes around the clay pits originally part of Alty's brickworks but there were many more who are now lost.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 25TH             Barbara Hurst with her PERSONAL SOCIAL HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish
Church

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station
1908

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall
1815

Skelmersdale Station
Skelmersdale
Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street
Market