Archive – past programmes

The society has been running an annual lecture programme since 1976.  We don’t have details of all the programmes, but below are the programmes for the last few years


Friday 18 January: Annual General Meeting and Members’ Evening – a programme of short talks by members (7.45pm)
Friday 15 February: Working Class Housing in Salford & Manchester – Dr Mike Nevell (University of Salford)
Friday 15 March: Warton Crag Hill Fort – Kevin Grice (Independent Scholar)
Friday 12 April: Lunt Meadows, Sefton – a rare 9,000 year old Mesolithic settlement – Ron Cowell (Liverpool Museums Service)
Friday 18 October: *A change from the original talk* Stephen Rowland is presenting on ‘Stick men, Strip buildings and Corner shops: Life on the Frontier at the Maryport Roman Settlement’
Friday 15 November: Unfortunately Dr Duncan Sayer (UCLan) now has to be elsewhere on Friday; Vikki le Quelenec, a PhD student at UCLan will attend in his place. This will be our last talk before Christmas
Friday 17 January 2020: Annual General Meeting and Members’ evening

Summer excursions
Saturday 29 June: Visit to Lion Salt Works & Anderton Boat Lift, Cheshire
*Friday 2nd August* (Please note change of date): A Walk across Leyland Moss- Dr David Hunt (Leyland Museum) & Dr Bill Shannon (Independent Scholar) meet at 7pm Cocker Bar Farm Shop car park
Sunday in September – date to be arranged : Visit to Appleby by Train

Friday 19th January – LAS AGM and Members’ evening.
Friday 16th February – Dr Andy Fear (Manchester University): The Lost 9th Legion
Friday 16th March – Jeremy Bradley (Oxford Archaeology North): The Monastic Grange at Beaumont, and other archaeology along the Bay Gateway
Friday 20th April – Dr Ben Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University): Recent Work at Bryn Celli Ddu
Friday 19th October – Boyd Harris(Independent scholar) Underwater Archaeology
Friday 16th November -Dr Melanie Giles (Manchester University): Worsley Man and the Bog Bodies of North Western Europe
Friday 20th January – AGM and Members’ evening.
Friday 17th February – David Ratledge (Highways Historian and Civil Engineer) – Unvovering Lost Roman Roads in Lancashire
Friday 17th March – Dr Fiona Edmonds (Director, Regional heritage Centre, Lancaster University) – The Rise and fall of the Northumbrian Kingdom c.600-1100
Friday 21st April – Maggie Dickinson (Freelance historian and writer) – Ancient Pack Horse Trade Routes and Bridges
Friday 19th May – Annual Dinner – The White Bull, Alston PR3 3BJ
Saturday 10th June – Visit to The Old Medicine House and Garden, Blackden, nr Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. 
Saturday 1st July – Visit to the Ribchester Dig.
Saturday 23rd September- Visit to the Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston.
Friday 20th October – Dr Jamie Morris (Lecturer in Archaeology, UCLan) – The Ribchester Roman Dig 2015
Friday 17th November – Heather Davis (Conservation Manager, Lancashire County Conservation Service) – Counting culture: Uncovering Lancashire’s Hidden History
Friday 19th January 2018 – AGM and Members’ evening


19 Feb – Dr Andrew Gritt -The Archaeology of Poverty

18 March –  David Johnson – North Craven in the Early-Medieval period

15 April – Alison Burns – Formby Footprints

21 Oct – Jason Wood – The Archaeology of Lancaster’s Castle Hill

18 Nov – Caroline Pudney – The Legionary Fortresses of Chester and Caerleon


20 Feb- Hannah O’Regan – The Human Use of Caves around Morecambe Bay

20 March – Andrew Lowe – Building on Tradition, Lake District Vernacular Buildings

17 April – John Zant – Roman Maryport Project

16 October – Dot Boughton – The Silverdale and Furness Viking Hoards

20 Nov – Alan Crosby – Sanitary Improvements in Workers’ Housing


21 Feb – Graham Cooper – Deer Parks in the Forest of Bowland

21 March – Rick Peterson – Prehistoric Enclosure at New Laund, Whitewell

11 April – Dr William Shannon, “Hic Abundant Leones” – Here there are many lions! Previously advertised lecture by Graeme Young – Recent Excavations at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland lecture was cancelled.

17 Oct – Dr William Shannon, The Battle of Preston 1715 and its aftermath N.B previously advertised lecture by Ian Miller –  Lancashire’s Textile Mills, cancelled due to sickness

21 Nov – Frank Giecco  – Recent Excavations at Papcastle Roman site








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