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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.

There is a guest speaker and non-members are very welcome. 
There is a charge of £2 for visitors and £1.50 for members, which includes refreshments.

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


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.

Monthly Meetings