Longridge & District Local History Society Programme 2017 - 2018

The History society forthcoming programme is now on line see :-  PROGRAMME 2017- 2018


LDLHS Winter Programme Talk 21st September

The RAF in NW England during the Second World War

The presentation by Ian Tyler will be concerned with the RAF’s role in the North West during the last war. The numerous local airfields provided facilities for the manufacture of aircraft, the training of aircrew, the development of key technologies to support the war effort and to facilitate the operations of Bomber Command and Coastal Command, and the provision of staging posts for the US air force. Ian Tyler is a renowned mining historian and was the curator of the Keswick mining museum until its closure. He is a leading authority on the subject of mining in Cumbria and the North Pennines. He is the author of many books on the industrial heritage of this area. The following is a selection from over a dozen books he has written.

  • Cross Fell and Mines of the Cumbrian Pennines 2014
  • Gypsum in Cumbria: A History of the Gypsum and Anhydrite Mining in Cumbria 2000
  • Honister slate: The history of a Lakeland slate mine 1994
  • Seathwaite Wad and the Mines of the Borrowdale Valley 2011
  • The Gunpowder Mills of Cumbria: a History of Cumbria's Gunpowder Industry 2002
  • The Lakes and Cumbria Mines Guide 2006.

Welcome to the website of Longridge and District Local History Society.

The Society was founded over 40 years ago and provides a wide range of speakers on topics covering local history as well as topics of wider interest.

Our meetings are friendly and informal and new members are always welcome.

The Society works closely with the Longridge Heritage Centre Trust and a number of our documents and photographs have been loaned to the Trust to make them available to the wider public.