The FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK

JULY   2017

 

OCTOBER 2010                                      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


MARCH 2011  The  FYLDE HISTORY NETWORK  
                      STAINING VILLAGE HALL     
LOCAL HISTORY CONFERENCE
War Memorials  -  Mike Coyle
Windmills  - Margaret Croker
The early development of Fleetwood  -  Dick Gillingham   New  research on Poulton  -  Christine Storey.

 

OCTOBER 2011  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

 

 

NOVEMBER 2012  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

 

 

  NOVEMBER 2nd  2013                                     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’

 

 

 

 

                                           

JANUARY 2010                                        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 held the annual Conference, in partnership with The Lancashire Local History Federation,

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 18th  2014 in St Anne’s on the Sea.  The topic was

 

‘450 Years of Education in the Fylde’.

 

Dr Mike Winstanley

Senior Lecturer Lancaster University on ‘Educating the Masses - schooling in Lancashire 1818-1918’

 

Barrie Stacey

Headmaster Kirkham Grammar School 1991 - 2002  on ‘The History of Kirkham Grammar School’

 

Helen Unsworth  

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

 

Peter Shakeshaft  

Fylde History Network on ‘Aspects of education in the parishes of Kirkham and Lytham 1683 - 1891’

 

 

 

 

 

FHN 8th CONFERENCE was held on  SATURDAY NOVEMBER  7th  2015

In partnership with the Lancashire Local History Federation

 

The topic was

STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL  

Poverty and Society in Lancashire 1630 – 1900

 

The speakers were

 

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

 

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

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

  On 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