Ready for a return to some form of ‘normality,’ I have introduced four new talks for 2022.
‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ looks at how we coped with everything from The Plague, to two World Wars, the Spanish Flu pandemic (1918), the General Strike of 1926, the Three-Day Working Week (1974) to Foot & Mouth (2001) and right up to COVID-19.
‘Unsung Lancastrians’ highlights many men and women in the County over the years whose stories have never been told – from entrepreneurs, Suffragettes, social campaigners, newspaper editors, soldiers and even a President of FIFA.
‘Historic Chorley’ tells the story of the Lancashire Borough of Chorley from its market in 1498 taking in some of its personalities over the years.
My railway talks are always popular, so I have added ‘Dales Rails’ which takes a journey along the railway line through the Ribble Valley and then up the historic and scenic Settle to Carlisle line.