Meetings are normally held at Ramsbottom Civic Hall on the third Wednesday of each month starting at 7.30 pm, but with the Civic Hall being unavailable, we will temporarily move to Christ ChurchNeighbourhood Centre on a Thursday evening starting on the 13th January. Note that the dates are every 4 weeks, and are the 2nd Thursday of each month apart from April, when it is the first Thursday.
Christ Church has the postal code BL0 0PX and is on Great Eaves Road. There is a car park at the back of the church.
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 leader 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.
Programme for 2022
Thursday 13th January Stephen Wardle : The Future of Ramsbottom Coop Hall
Thursday 10th February Mark Fletcher : Burrs Country Park : Thirty Years on
Thursday 10th March Jean Seymour : Larks of Dean Quire
Thursday 7th April Jon Whitaker : The Quick and the Dead
Thursday 12th May AGM followed by David Wright : The History and Development of the East Lancashire Railway
Thursday 9th June Norman Redhead : The Archaeology of Bury District including Ramsbottom
Other speakers planned for the rest of the year are
July and August - no indoor meetings
September John Ireland : The Last Voyage of the SS Malakand
October Alan Seymour : Morris Dancing
November Stephen Gill : Understanding and making the most of your old photographs
December Christmas Social