The recent meeting of the Preston Historical Society of Monday evening, 8th April 2013 was attended by guest speaker and local historian Cliff Astin, who gave a fascinating and concise presentation of ‘Whalley – Portrait of a Village’.
The audience of members and guest visitors learned of the historically steeped history of the beautiful village of Whalley and its surrounding areas, and the significance of some of its fine architectural features and heritage.
Cliff Astin, a former teacher from Accrington is a well known and celebrated speaker and presenter on the history of local historical villages and towns of Lancashire and has given a wide variety of talks and presentations throughout the passing years to many organisations and establishments.
The Preston Historical Society would like to take this opportunity to thank Cliff for an interesting and informative evening.
The Preston Historical Society take great pleasure in announcing that they will be moving to a newer venue, that being, St. John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston for the start of the next season on Monday October 7th 2013. The Lune Street Central Methodist Church has served us well over the years. However, due to increasing membership and various limitations of the current premises. We are certain that the change of venue will be for the best and that the society will go from strength to strength.
The final assembly at Lune Street for the Preston Historical Society will be the Annual General Meeting and presentation of David Hindle’s ‘All Stations To Longridge’. That will be at 7.15pm Monday 14th May 2013.
The Preston Historical Society, founded in 1948, meets on the first Monday of the month between October and May. The meetings, which start at 7.15 pm, are held at the Central Methodist Church, Lune Street, Preston.The annual membership subscription is £10, and admission for visitors to a meeting is only £2.
You can find out more about the Historical Society on their website and also on the Facebook page.
There is also information of all the latest news of meetings and events on Twitter @prestonhistsoc
Reviewed by Paul D. Swarbrick & Gillian A. Lawson