Saturday 25th November 2017       9.30 am to 5.10 pm - Greater Manchester Archaeological Day 2017

Peel Hall, Peel Building, The Crescent, Salford

Archaeology Day is a day of guest speakers highlighting just some of the significant archaeological projects and excavations that have taken place over the past year in Greater Manchester, click on button above. In the intervals we will also be hosting a variety of stalls unveiling; archaeological and historical books for purchase, archaeological equipment, local society projects, locally excavated artefacts, the Historic Environment Record (HER) database for Greater Manchester, we will also have refreshments at each break. This day is designed for practitioners, professionals, students, and members of the public alike.

Wednesday 29th November 2017        6 pm - 7:30 pm - UCLan' s first free public lecture of the academic year at the Harris Museum

John Boyle O’Reilly (1844-1890) was a radical Irish nationalist and world-renowned author and campaigner who lived in Preston for a few short years with relatives and retained a fond affection for the town and the time he spent here. 

He later became involved in the militant revolutionary Irish nationalist movement, the Fenians, was imprisoned and transported to Australia from where he escaped, finally settling in Boston in the US. Here he turned away from the violent revolutionary path of his younger days and became a leading public figure in American society, noted for his literary work and his campaigning for Irish independence and the rights of American workers. O’Reilly became editor of the Boston Pilot newspaper and used his position to also fight against the racism and inequality he saw in American society against both African-Americans and the Native American people. This event at the Harris Museum and Library will feature display boards highlighting O’Reilly’s adventurous and dramatic life and will be accompanied by a talk from Dr Máirtín Ó Catháin, Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish History at the University of Central Lancashire on the famous Preston Irishman, his local family links and the wider Fenian movement in Lancashire.

Saturday 24 February 2018           9.30 am to 4.00 pm - LLHF Day School "Studies in Vernacular Architecture" 

 Pendle Heritage Centre, Park Hill, Colne Road, Barrowford BB9 6JQ

Saturday 24 & 25 February 2018     10.00 am to 4.00 pm - Exhibition of the Talbot Archive

University Centre, Blackburn College

They are currently in the process of planning a symposium on The Talbot Archive and are looking for ideas of people that would be interested in attending the event. It will be held over the weekend of 24/25 of February 2018; approximate times will be 10.00 – 16.00. This will take place in the University Centre at Blackburn College. There will be more than 60 prints from the archive on display and will be the focal point of the symposium. They plan to hold presentations throughout the day examining the technical, social and historic aspects of this amazing body of work. There will be special guests on both days, including Howard Talbot and Prof Paul Hill MBE, FRPs

Saturday 19th May 2018                 9.00 am to 10.00 pm - "Leyland Historical Society At Home"

Leyland Civic Centre, West Paddock. Leyland PR25 1DH


Federation Activities & Participatory Events 2017 / 2018.

Member Society Events.

Lancashire Local History Federation