Autumn 2017


September 13, 2017: Walt Whitman - the Lancashire connection with Professor Paul Salveson.


October 11: What Anthony Hewitson thought of Garstang with Dr Andrew Hobbs of Uclan’s journalism department

November 8: The evolution of Lancaster Port Commission (including Lancaster and Glasson Dock) with Helen Loxam of Lancaster Port Commission

December 13: The Rise and Fall of the Northumbrian Kingdom, circa 600-1000 AD with Dr Fiona Edmonds, Director of Lancaster University’s Regional Heritage Centre


January 10, 2018: Catterall: a Northern Powerhouse with Joe Lane, author of “A ramble round Catterall and district”

February 14: Romano-British roundhouses, with Lynda Wright of Poulton-le-Fylde Historical Society

March 14: Ribble Valley Memories. Speaker, Dr Brenda Fox of Garstang

April 11: The life and times of Lord Winmarleigh (John Wilson-Patten) with Paul Smith.



Garstang Historical Society meets at Garstang United Reformed Church, Garstang, at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month.


Talks are followed by refreshments in the neighbouring church hall. For more information contact Anthony Coppin on 01995 605824 or via


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