February On Tuesday 5th February Mr Cledwyn Hughes wanders through ‘Liverpool Past and Present’ with the aid of a projector.
March Mr Jim Flynn returns to talk about ‘A Global Trip on a Merchant Ship with Liverpool Connections’
All our meetings take place at Lydiate Village Centre, Lambshear Lane, Lydiate L31 2LA on the first Tuesday monthly 2- 4PM.
(Speakers for April onwards will be announced shortly) Dennis Stevens 531 9188
Future “local history” dates
Sep 4th – Mr Jim Flynn – growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s.
Oct 2nd – Mr Roger Bloxall – Shall 1 stay or shall I go ? How Ormskirk treated the evacuees from Liverpool in ww2.
Nov 6th – Mr Ray Obrien – “your favourite sit com”, a humorous talk based on the classic comedies of the 60s and 70s
Local history-speakers – March to August 2018
Venue: Lydiate village hall, Lambshear lane, lydiate, L31 2LA
Time: 2pm and 4pm.
Date: 1st. Tuesday of the month. £2-00 including refreshments.
March 6th Mr. Ken Pye “beer, bails and boozers”
Fun stories from some of Liverpool cities most fascinatng pubs.
April 3rd Mr. Ray Obrian – Merseyside entertainers from both sides of the river-charts the background of stars such as Ken Dodd, Arthur Askey, Leonard Rossitor and Patricia Rutledge.
Return of Mr D Arnold with a presentation on how Royal Iris and Royal Daffodil got their names.
Tues 5th Sept at Lydiate Village Hall 2-4
Important notice to all group members
From April 4th 2017 we will be moving to
Lydiate Village Centre on a Tuesday
March 13 Mr. Charlie Southern Part 2 on Liverpool shops (St. Andrews)
April 4th Mr. Bill Sergeant – World war 1 nurses
May 2nd Mrs. Diane Cox – Liverpool women pioneers
Cliff Duncan has written an absorbing account of his time on National Service with the RAF in the 1950’s. It has been published and can be viewed on line – see link below. Alternatively Duncan has one or to typed copies which he is prepared to lend interested members. It is a fascinating account of a life changing experience. You can read how Cliff was a key man in the evacuation of Khartoum after the crisis of 1955 and how he commandeered the queen’s temporary throne at the El Adem RAF base!
Cliff pictured with his book which you can read online here.
Well worth a read, whether you suffered National Service yourself or just wonder what you missed. DK
For February ONLY we will meet on Tuesday 7th due to a clash of dates.
February topic will be ‘The history of Liverpool cow-keepers’ presented by David Joy.
Subsequent meetings will be on the 2nd Monday monthly.
March 13th – Mr. Charlie Southern will continue with part 2 ‘brand names and history of Liverpool, Walton and Maghull shops’
Entrance is £1.50
On Tuesday 3rd March 2015 at St. Andrew’s church annexe, Local History Group presents
a talk and presentation by Diane Cox ‘LIVERPOOL’S CHINATOWN’.
Entrance £1.50 includes refrshments. 14.00-16.00.
Lydiate’s People CD
Family History Group
For those who do not know it Lydiate is a village set in the rich arable farmlands lying between Liverpool, Southport and the Western Pennines. For those who do know Lydiate the CD, which we have just published, will be of great interest particularly anyone interested in family history. This unique CD is the fruit of several years work researched by the members of our Family History group. Using various websites and microfiche sources we have downloaded from the censuses between the years 1841 and 1871 the details of every inhabitant of Lydiate. Continue reading
Two years ago Pam Russell, an enthusiastic member of our Local History Group and president of the Maghull & Lydiate Local History Society, appealed to u3A members for help with a new book she was working on Liverpool’s Children in the 1950s. The book has now been published and is available in all good bookshops and on Amazon, including a Kindle edition. Continue reading