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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, which is an outdoor event, 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 2018
Wednesday March 21st
31st Annual Photographic competition
Results of the competition follwed by a presentation by Andrew Todd
Wednesday April 18th
'Dickens - Fallen Women?'
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 activities 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.
Tuesday July 17th - outdoor visit
Visit to Hall i'th' Wood (Green way off Crompton Way, Bolton) - spinning history housed in a Tudor Hall.
A private guided tour (1.5 hours), meet 1pm Carr Street near library for car sharing, or 1.30 at the Hall cost - £2. (It is requested No High Heels to be worn)
August - no meeting
Wednesday September 19th
'The Pankhurst's, the Suffragettes and the campaign for Votes for Women'
Janet Pickering from the Pankhurst centre will present an illustrated talk to celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which was the start of female suffrage in Great Britain.
Wednesday October 17th
Coalmining In Lancashire, the photographic record.
Alan Davies will present the photographic record of the Lancashire coal industry from the arrival of photography to the latest explorations and opencast sites. He worked in mining at five collieries. Alan was Curator of the Lancashire Mining Museum, Salford and also worked as a qualified as an archivist. He has written several books about mining and mining communities in Lancashire.
Wednesday November 21st
Peter Watson, local historian, investigates the fascinating and unusual topic of 'Folk Magic' with the aid of some interesting artefacts.
Wednesday December 12th (note 2nd Wednesday of the month)
(Quiz, raffle and general get together - seasonal food – pre-booked ticket required for the latter.