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.

Dates for your Diary
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
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

Please Note this is now fully booked

at the Grand Theatre Blackpool at 2pm. Tickets: £19
Contact: CAROL (01772) 385488 mobile 07808424280 or AVIS
(01772) 722357 mobile 07791510795
Wed Dec 11th 'Wives, Workers, Widows', an illustrated talk by Local History Groups
Speaker Jennifer Ray, covering the role of women before the Great War, how that changed during the war and the consequences. Presenter has previously given us a great talk on the Suffragist Movement.
Organised by Local History Groups but open to all members. Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthbert's 2.00 - 4.00pm. Entry £2.50
Wed Jan 8th 2020 ' A History of the University of Central Lancashire '.Organised by Local History Group 2.
An illustrated talk by Dr. Keith Vernon, Senior History Lecturer at UCLAN, who has recently published a book of the same title. Lots of interesting archive material and photos, particularly in relation to Preston Poly.
Organised by Local History Group 2, but open to all members. Northumbria Hall, St. Cuthbert's 2.00 - 4.00pm. Entry £2.50

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