Events Programme

Winter programme 2019-20

Please note that events are currently cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic.The Committee have decided to cancel all meetings for the rest of 2020 with a possibility that we may resume in January 2021 if circumstances permit. Consequently we will not charge a membership fee for 2020 – 2021.

Meetings are held in the Methodist Church, High Bentham at 7.30 p.m.  This is about 200 yards down Station Road from the Town Hall.
Free to members (membership fee is £10 for a year, and can be paid at meetings)
Visitors are welcome at £3 each evening.

Monday 30th September Peter Wynn Bull Farm, Burton in Lonsdale: a geographical and historical context
Monday 28th October

Melinda Elder

Transatlantic Trade – Heart and Soul of a City – Georgian Lancaster
Monday 25th November Michelle Cooper 

Fishing Memories of Morecambe Bay

Monday 27th January Gill Hey  The Neolithic in the North West
Monday 24th February Sue Arnott Researching Rights of Way
Monday 30th March  Victoria Spence Elizabethan Catholics in Craven
Monday 27th April AGM TBA

For further details about the Society or its activities, contact the Secretary: John Wilson 0333 0062270 email

Other Events

Local Second-Hand and Antiquarian Book Fairs 2019/20

Book Fairs start at 10 am and finish at 4 pm. There is usually an entrance fee (except at Lancaster Library) varying from 50p to £1.

Always a good selection of books relating to local and family history.

For more information please contact:
For Hornby & Ingleton:  015242 752968
For Gargrave:   01756 748778
For Lancaster:  01524261553
For Settle:  033300 62270
For Clapham:  015395 35125


Hornby, Institute Sat 5 Oct
Clapham Village Hall
Sun 20 Oct
Lancaster Library
Sat 30 Nov
Hornby, Institute Sat 15 Feb
Clapham Village Hall Sun 19 Apr
Settle Mon 25 May
Ingleton Sun 2 Aug
Settle Mon 31 Aug
Hornby, Institute Sat 3 Oct
Clapham Village Hall
Sun 18 Oct
Lancaster Library
Sat 28 Nov