The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

NOVEMBER  2017

  

                                                                     The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

 

in partnership with

 

THE LANCASHIRE LOCAL HISTORY FEDERATION

 

OCTOBER 16th 2010

 

‘ST ANNE'S ON THE SEA - The Opal of the West’  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr  ALAN  CROSBY  -

Monarchs of all they surveyed? The Clifton family and Lytham 1600 – 1900

 

PETER SHAKESHAFT   -  

St Anne’s on the Sea – The first twenty five years

 

Guided walk around St Anne’s using the new Town Trail  led by members of the Lytham St Anne’s Civic Society.

 

FRANK KILROY  

The Wreck of the Mexico – an account of the lifeboat disaster of 1886

 

PAST EVENTS


                                                           The  FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK  
       
STAINING VILLAGE HALL     

MARCH 2011

LOCAL HISTORY CONFERENCE

 Mike Coyle
War Memorials

   Margaret Croker
Windmills

    Dick Gillingham  
The early development of Fleetwood

  Christine Storey
New  research on Poulton

 

                                                       The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

                                                                 

                                                                     in association with

 

THE LANCASHIRE LOCAL HISTORY FEDERATION

 

&

 

The HISTORIC SOCIETY of LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd 2011

 

MANORIAL COURT RECORDS

To mark the holding of the first Manorial Court by the Clifton family

 

Opening of the conference by Mr James Hilton  Lord of the Manor of Lytham

 

Peter Shakeshaft  

Lytham Manorial Court 1611- 2011

 

Dr Bill Shannon  

The Prior of Lytham’s Map of 1531 &   other early  dispute maps of Lancashire

 

Choice of two Guided walks around St Anne’s

 

Colin Penny  

Life in Lancaster Gaol in 1811

 

                                                                     

                                                         The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

in partnership with

THE LANCASHIRE LOCAL HISTORY FEDERATION  

 

& THE LANCASHIRE PLACE NAME SURVEY

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3rd 2012

 

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

 

Bruce Jackson  County Heritage Manager -

An introduction to the Lancashire Place Name Survey

 

Dr  Alan Crosby -  

Place Names and Landscape in medieval North Lancashire

 

Dr Sarah Rose -

Lancashire Manorial Records

 

Dr Mike Winstanley -

Lord Burleigh’s Map of Lancashire

 

Peter Shakeshaft -

Freckleton - History through its Street Names and Field Names

 

 

                                                          The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

in partnership with

THE LANCASHIRE LOCAL HISTORY FEDERATION

 

   CHURCH & STATE- FROM CONFORMITY TO TOLERATION

 

 Frank Cranmer

Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Law & Religion at Cardiff Law School and Fellow of St Chad’s College, Durham.

‘Religious Toleration: Governance and the Church of England from the Reformation to 1920’

 

Michael Mullett

Emeritus Professor of History, University of Lancaster.

‘ “Distinguished by their Zeal”: The Great Ejection (1662) in the Mirror of History ‘

 

Alan Rose

Methodist Archivist for the Manchester area

‘The Influence of Methodism in North-West England 1750 to 1850’

 

Peter Shakeshaft

Fylde History Network

‘St Cuthbert’s Church, Lytham, 1536 to 1834 - The patronage of the Clifton family’

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                                    

                                                                              The  FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

INAUGURAL MEETING JANUARY 16th 2010

From Pilling to Warton and from Blackpool to Garstang a good deal of research is being done across the Fylde which would be of great interest to all local historians in the area, but currently there is no system for liaising and communicating between the Local History Societies or between Local Historians.

Peter and Maureen Shakeshaft and Christine Storey arranged a meeting to which they invited all like minded local historians in the Fylde in order to consider how links could be forged and the results of research shared.  

Dr Alan Crosby spoke to  over 50 local historians who took up the invitation to attend the inaugural meeting of the Fylde History Network in Staining Village Hall on Saturday January 16th 2010.

 

But - where are boundaries of the Fylde? Is Over Wyre part of the Fylde? In the Domesday Survey Amounderness stretched as far east as Ribchester.

 

Dr Alan Crosby, the guest speaker, spoke about the Fylde as a distinct and significant area of Lancashire, from the first use of the name ‘Amounderness’ in the 10th century to the world-wide significance of the rise of Blackpool in the 19th and 20th, addressing both the historic isolation of the area and the links between its local communities. As he spoke he touched on potential topics for research which might appeal to local historians in the Fylde.

 

Peter Shakeshaft led the discussions which followed, encouraging local historians to consider setting up a Local History Society in their area where none existed.

 

Refreshments gave people an opportunity for chatting and for browsing the selection of Fylde books, pictures and documents on Bob Dobson’s stall.

 

The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

 

     In partnership with The Lancashire Local History Federation

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th  2014 in St Anne’s on the Sea

 

‘450 Years of Education in the Fylde’.

 

Dr Mike Winstanley

Senior Lecturer Lancaster University  

‘Educating the Masses - schooling in Lancashire 1818-1918’

 

Barrie Stacey

Headmaster Kirkham Grammar School 1991 - 2002   

‘The History of Kirkham Grammar School’

 

Helen Unsworth  

Archivist AKS  

‘Arnold, Edward and Mary - an Independent School archive’

 

Peter Shakeshaft

Fylde History Network

‘Aspects of education in the parishes of Kirkham and Lytham 1683 - 1891’

 

 

 

 

 

THE FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

8th CONFERENCE  SATURDAY NOVEMBER  7th  2015

In partnership with the Lancashire Local History Federation

 

STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL  

Poverty and Society in Lancashire 1630 – 1900

 

The speakers

 

Dr.Jonathan Healey    

Lecturer in English and Social History – Kellogg College, University of Oxford

 

Dr.Michael Winstanley   

Senior Lecturer (retired) - University of Lancaster

 

Dr Alan Crosby   

Honorary Research Fellow Lancaster & Liverpool  Universities,  Editor  ‘The Local Historian’

 

 

The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

 

In partnership with the Lancashire Local History Federation

 

The 7th Annual Conference was held at the United Reformed Church Hall,    

St George’s Road,  St Anne’s on the Sea,  FY8 2AE

 

  Saturday 5th November 2016.

 

TUDOR LANCASHIRE – DISPUTES and DEBATES

                                                  

 

                                                                Dr. Alan Crosby        

                        Tudor Lancashire: an overview of its society, landscape and economy

 

                                                               Dr. Alan Crosby                                     

Out with the old, in with the new … or perhaps not?  Faith and belief in Tudor Lancashire

 

                                                                         Dr Bill Shannon                                                                          

                  Staining Carr, the Abbot of Whalley and the Pilgrimage of Grace

 

                                             Dr. Michael  Winstanley                                                 

                                          Was Shakespeare in Lancashire?

     The strange case of John Cottom of St Michael’s on Wyre, Stratford schoolmaster

 

 

The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

 

In partnership with the Lancashire Local History Federation

 

United Reformed Church Hall,    

St George’s Road,  St Anne’s on the Sea,  FY8 2AE

 

     Saturday November 4th  2017

 

WARP AND WEFT  From Cottage to Mill

 

Peter Shakeshaft

Local history author and co-founder of the Fylde History Network

‘The Village of Freckleton:

four centuries of linen and cotton production’

 

Dr  Alan Crosby

Honorary Research Fellow Lancaster & Liverpool  Universities,  Editor  ‘The Local Historian’

‘The early decades of the cotton industry in Preston:

building and fitting out the mills’

 

Prof Geoff Timmins

Emeritus Professor,  University of Central Lancashire

‘After the handloom weavers:

changes in the mid-Ribble Valley economy in the late Victorian Period’

 

Dr Michael  Winstanley

Senior Lecturer (retired) - University of Lancaster

‘Life and work in the Victorian cotton town’