Programme of Events for 2020

Brindle Historical Society Programme of Events for 2020

20th January 2020 7.30pm
The History of Plastering – A Journey through time
Speaker: David Winchester. David’s talk will take us through the history of decorative plastering through to the present day. He will also discuss the plasterwork found at Hoghton Tower and Astley Hall.
17th February 2020 7.30pm
Samlesbury Hall  – Speaker:  Mrs Glen Clayton

Glen will talk to us about some of the fascinating history of Samlesbury Hall which stretches back over 800 years.

24th February 2020 7.30pm                             

The AGM will be held in the meeting room and this year only is in addition to the usual monthly meeting. Topics to be covered (other than the usual election of officials and submission of accounts) include a change to certain rules and a review of the  constitution.

16th March 2020 7.30pm
Anne Lister of Shibden Hall  – Speaker:  Pat Osborne

Pat will explore the fascinating story of Anne Lister who farmed, supervised building work, dealt with tenants and developed coal mining on her land at Shibden Hall in early 1800s. The story was recently dramatised by the BBC in the series ‘Gentleman Jack’.

20th April 20120 7.30pm
William P Hartley, Jam Maker & Philanthropist   – Speaker:  Rev Keith Richardson

Tonight we will hear the story of William Pickles Hartley and how a 16 year old boy from Colne began what became a famous household name in food production. In addition to producing jam, he also became a great benefactor as his wealth grew.

18th May 2020 7.30pm
Technological Dead Ends – Ideas that have gone nowhere  – Speaker:  Dr Dave Southall

Dave Southall has been a street performer, acrobat, university lecturer, special effects technician and lately, a TV presenter. In addition to his several degrees, he also has a shed where he designs all manner of machines, usually starting with an engine. Tonight, Dave will talk about ideas that initially seemed promising but did not prove successful.

15th June 2020 7.30pm
The History of Brindle Band – Speaker:  Dave Jordan

Dave will talk about the history of one of the oldest brass bands in the country as well
as the importance of brass bands generally in the last century.

July 2019
Annual Outing  – Further details will be provided later. 
August 20120
No Meeting
21st September 2020 7.30pm
Preston Tram Road  – Speaker:  Steve Ashcroft

The Preston Tram road was a five mile temporary structure to link the north and south ends of the Lancaster canal and was completed in 1803. The tram road was never replaced by a canal due to the rise in popularity of the railways. Steve will give us a history of this local feature.

19th October 2020 7.30pm.
The History of Red and White Poppies  – Speaker:  Alex Houghton

Alex will tell us about the general history of the poppy as a sign of remembrance, and also explain about the distinction between the red and white poppies as symbols of peace.

16th November 2020 7.30pm
Medieval Bridges of the Ribble Valley  – Speaker:  Chris Hudson

Alex will tell us about the general history of the poppy as a sign of remembrance, and also explain about the distinction between the red and white poppies as symbols of peace.



All meetings are held in Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle PR6 8NH on the 3rd Monday of the month unless otherwise stated