encouraging and promoting interest in archaeology and history, particularly of the County Palatine of Lancashire. There is a yearly programme of 5 evening talks, plus a members' evening, and visits to sites of interest, as these photographs show.
This page was last updated on 24th April 2013
The CBA NW Spring Conference is programmed for 11th May 2013. "The Mesolithic of North West England - Current Research". Details here.
The Royal Archaeological Institute 2013 Conference "The Impact of Rome on the British Countryside" is planned to take place at the University of Chester, Riverside Campus, in partnership with the University of Chester, from the 11th - 13th October. More information, and a booking form, can be found here.
Lancashire Archives (formerly known as the Lancashire Record Office) has issued its Programme of Talks and Events for Spring 2013. Details can be seen here.
Lancashire County Archaeology Service and UCLan's School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences have jointly organised the Annual Archaeology Day School which will be held at University of Central Lancashire in Preston on Saturday 4th May 2013. Details here.
The Centre for North West Regional Studies (CNWRS) has issued its programme for the first part of 2013 - see here.
Archaeology/History students from UCLAN are carrying out a Project on the history and fabric of the Preston Industrial Co-operative Society. Details here.
The Dragon Ship sails again! The largest "copy" of a Norse Dragon ship ever made has been constructed in Norway. The Dragon "Harald Fairhair" was to be rowed across the North Sea and round the top of Scotland, in 2013, to dock in Liverpool, and visit Wirral. See here. This programme has now been delayed a year following a new requirement for extended sea trials.
In 1970 the skeleton of an ice-age elk was discovered in Poulton-le-Fylde. Ben Edwards' booklet, re-named "Horace the Elk", has been re-published by the Society, with some additional and updated information. It is available from the Treasurer at the price of £2.00 per copy, plus p&p.