Preston & District


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic ALL group meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. We will be keeping in touch through our weekly newsletter and will notify members if anything changes.

We are trialling monthly meeting speakers via Zoom.

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.15 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 Jan 21st THURSDAY 21st JANUARY AT 2.15PM

"Not Father O'Malley" - Humorous Stories of a Roman Catholic Childhood in Wartime Manchester by Roger Browne. With Piano Accompaniment!

Zoom Meeting
Thu Feb 18th THURSDAY 18th FEBRUARY AT 2.15PM

"Medical Detection Dogs" - A talk by Karen Alty on the work of this charity which concentrates on the efforts of trained canines to identify the early onset of disease including various cancers, and latterly the Covid-19 virus. Highly topical!

Zoom Meeting

"The Job of a Laughtime"- Brad Ashton will talk to us about the fun he has had writing for the likes of Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Frankie Howard, Hylda Baker, Hattie Jacques, David Frost and Bob Monkhouse. Lots of humorous backstage stories!

Zoom Meeting

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