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The society has been in existence for 60 years, the inaugural meeting being held in October 1956 under the guidance of the late Mr.J.J. Bagley MA well known local historian and author, who gave the very first lecture to the society entitled Elizabeth I and the Elizabethans.

Over the years the various committees have guided the society through a series of lectures, events, and day visits which members have obviously enjoyed and which have helped to forge a friendly and happy society.

We welcome new members, visitors and students alike and hope that they enjoy being part of a friendly local group of people. If you only want to attend selected lectures then the fee per lecture is £3.00 (free for students), the annual subscription is £16.00

The first lecture of the 2016/2017 session is on 3rd October 2016 commencing at 7.30pm when Martin Jones will speak about ‘John Westhead – Newbugh Village Blacksmith’ – a life given in 1916 to King and Country.

The venue is the Four Lane Ends Mission, Skelmersdale Road, Bickerstaffe. It is 150 yards on left towards Skelmersdale from the roundabout at end of the Rainford By-pass.