Preston & District


Our monthly meeting and the additional Events Programme provides a wide range of educational and social activities that should appeal to our members. From January 2018, non-members may attend two meetings of their choice e.g. monthly meeting and/or a group meeting before deciding whether or not to join us.

You will pay the normal £2.50 entry charge to cover the cost of accommodation for our Additional Events, but all regular Monthly Meetings will be £1.00

Scroll down for the full list of Events; they are arranged monthly meetings first followed by additional Events.

To see the range of interest Groups you may join and to find out when they meet, click on the Groups button at the top of the page.

Monthly meetings are held at Fulwood Free Methodist Church, Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LT.
The No.4 bus stops right outside the Church and there are 100 car park spaces. The monthly meetings begin at 2.15 pm, Admission to all monthly meetings is £1.00

Often we have visiting speakers or sometimes presentations put together by our own members. If you can suggest the names of good speakers we would like to hear from you.

Go to the bottom of the page to see a sample and some more photos of recent events.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Sep 19th 19 September 2019 Jenny Coulston Herrman. Jenny talks about "How I became a National Hostage Negotiator" having joined Lancashire Constabulary straight from University.
Thu Oct 17th 17 October 2019 PRESTON STREET PASTORS Dave Brown, Co-Ordinator talks about keeping young people safe on wild Saturday nights in Preston
Thu Nov 21st 21 November 2019 BARROW TO BAGHDAD AND BACK Philip Caine traces his career from North Sea Oil Rigs to working with the American Military after the Gulf War.
Thu Dec 19th 19 December 2019 BANG UP TO THE ELEPHANT by "FOOLS GOLD" Popular songs and tales from North East Duo Carol and Steve Robson.
Thu Jan 16th 2020 16 January 2020 ROSIE DRUMMER: HELICOPTER PILOT AND CAKE DIVA!! From TV show Extreme Cake Makers.
Other Events
Mon Sep 2nd Monday 2nd September Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthbert's 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Lancaster Castle from Prison to Heritage Asset

Speaker Nigel Neil - a freelance archaeologist with 45 years' professional experience. Between March 2015 and May 2017, he undertook the recording of repairs to Lancaster Castle, on behalf of The Duchy of Lancaster.

Nigel's talk will illustrate many areas of the castle not open to the public. He will aim to cover all the periods represented on the site including the underlying Roman forts, Anglo-Saxon finds, the medieval buildings of Kings David I of Scotland, John and Henry IV, the English Civil War, the transformation into a state-of-art prison in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, its functions during the two World Wars, and its renewed use as a prison from the 1950s till 2011.

Admission £2.50.
Mon Sep 30th Health and Well Being Day

Monday 30th September St. Cuthbert's 10:00 until 1:00
This is a Free Event and it will be held at St. Cuthbert's on Monday 30th September from 10:00 until 1:00. It will be held in the Northumbria Hall and Lindisfarne room. There will be 3 presenters

1. Vivien from LCC Safer Travel Team.

2. Carolyn from NHS Falls Prevention Team

3. Maureen from Dementia Friends.

We also have Exhibitors with tables from Diabetes, Walnut Group Prostrate Cancer, 55+ Age UK, Volunteer Services, Fair Trading, Libraries Service, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Cruse Bereavement Group, Care and Repair and St. Catherine's Hospice.
There will be refreshments available. and there will be time to look round the exhibitor table before and after the presentations. There will be lots of literature and information available.
Please support this event as we have managed to secure some interesting and informative Exhibitors.
Mon Oct 14th Another Music based biography by Ken

The tragic life of Karen Carpenter featuring the timeless music of The Carpenters.

2.00-4.00 pm, with a break in the middle for tea/coffee, in the Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthbert's
Admission £2.50
Wed Oct 30th Team Quiz
Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthbert's 2.00 - 4.00 pm with a break for Tea/Coffee

Form Teams when you arrive. No individual questions.
Quiz Master: Dave Stevens
Wed Nov 6th The Real Macbeth, an illustrated Presentation.

Presented by Tony Cheetham, based on research by the late Derek Pluck.

Many of our perceptions of Macbeth are due to Shakespeare's play, re-enforced by the Libretto of Verdi's opera of the same title. Shakespeare's play, though a literary master-piece is far from being historically accurate. in fact, worse than he did with Richard III, Shakespeare did a hatchet job on Macbeth, who was a very effective ruler.

2.00-4.00 pm,(with a break in the middle for tea/coffee and biscuits) the Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthbert's.

Entry £2.50
Wed Nov 13th Theatre Visit

"Dangerous Obsession"

A thriller by N J Crisp

at the Grand Theatre Blackpool at 2pm. Tickets: £19
Contact: CAROL (01772) 385488 mobile 07808424280 or AVIS
(01772) 722357 mobile 07791510795

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