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Meetings are held at Ramsbottom Civic Hall on the third Wednesday of each month starting at 7.30 pm apart from July and August, which are outdoor events, and December’s Social evening held on the 2nd Wednesday.
The normal format is the Chair welcomes the meeting with any news and outstanding business. There is then a refreshment break, followed by the main speaker. The meeting usually finishes between 9 p.m. and 9.30 pm.
Note that we now meet in the Holcombe Room, and there may be dancing in the main room. Entry is through the main room by the stage
RAMSBOTTOM HERITAGE SOCIETY PROGRAMME 2017/18
Wednesday November 15th
David Joy : 'Liverpool Cow keepers - A Family History', tells the story of the Pennine Dales farmers who, in the mid-1800s, rode the wave of the Industrial Revolution and relocated to Liverpool to keep cows in their backyards to sell fresh milk to the city's growing population until 1960s.
Wednesday December 13th
Christmas Meeting (Quizzes, raffle, seasonal food and general get together) – ticket only
Wednesday January 17th
Dr Paul Hindle, well known historical geographer returns to present an illustrated talk on Turnpikes and Maps in Lancashire.
Wednesday February 21st
A social history of clog dancing
Alex Fisher presents a fascinating talk on the social history of Clog Dance illustrated with performances and some memorabilia.
Wednesday March 21st
31st Annual Photographic competition and presentation by Andrew Todd
Wednesday April 18th
Veronica Walker returns to give a talk on 'Dickens - Fallen Women?' The way Dickens deals with the subject in his novels and the part he played in setting up a house with the help of the heiress Angela Coutts to help such girls/women.
Wednesday May 16th
AGM and Member’s night
Includes presentations by the various groups highlighting the actitivies within the Society in the last 12 months
Wednesday June 20th
The Conscientious would not go
Dr. Clive Barrett, presents an illustrated talk on Conscientious objectors in WWI. He is Chair of Trustees, at the Peace Museum, Bradford which is the only museum dedicated to the history and stories of peace, peacemakers and peace movements, in the UK.