Autumn Programme Talk 17th October - 2019

Speaker - Bill McCartney: The Notebook of Thomas Noblet: Joiner from the Fylde 1725 -1746

Bill McCartney is a local and family historian and he is mainly interested in widening the contribution finds like this can make to our understanding of the past.  He discovered the notebook of Thomas Noblet quite by chance when tracing his family tree.  Thomas was a joiner who lived in the Fylde. His notebook provides an insight into the craftsmen and rural life during the eighteenth century.  Bill will relate how the information was transcribed and translated with technical notes and then published. He will show some examples of the furniture that Noblet made from plates and from the book.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Starting at 7:30pm. £2.50 for non-members includes light refreshments.

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, Guests 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 and managed by the Trust to make them available to the wider public at the Heritage Centre and online in the Town Archive.

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Longridge & District Local History Society is a member of the Lancashire Local History Federation.


Visitors and Guests are welcome to come along to our meetings, usually held on the 1st and/or 3rd Thursdays of the month from September to June in the Centenary Room at St Paul's Church,

Starting at 7:30pm. £2.50 for non-members includes light refreshments.