Leyland Historical Society
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Tuesday 22nd May to Saturday 7th July
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Thursday also open 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm
The Heritage Centre is part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Leyland Historical Society and covered within the Heritage Lottery award. The Society aims to show the people of Leyland a part of the historical research the members have undertaken in the last 50 years.
We will also use the facility to promote the Oral History Project in respect of the Industrial Heritage of Leyland & Farington, Recording the many Workforces of the town by highlighting the Project and if required interviewing ex-employees on the premises.
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On Festival Day, the Leyland Historical Society received the 1000th visitor to the pop up Heritage Centre at 55 Hough Lane. Mr. Dennis Cook was presented with a copy of the special Chronicle by the Society President, Mrs. Elizabeth Shorrock.
The Lailand Chronicle which is usually published annually features articles about the History of Leyland and contains the latest research which members have undertaken. The 50th Anniversary edition (No 64) is as the Chairman calls it “The... Greatest Hits edition” featuring articles written over the last 50 years, detailing the story of Leyland.
Mr. Cook whilst he was in the Heritage Centre signed up to be involved in the Industrial Heritage Oral History project to ensure that his time working at the Leyland Gas Works can be recorded. His memories will add to the story of the people who worked in the town of Leyland.
The Heritage Centre is open for a further three weeks, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am until 4 pm. On Thursday evenings at 7 pm, the series of talks are continuing, this week its “The Mapping of Leyland”, which will tell the story of the various maps of Leyland dating back to the 14th century.
55 Hough Lane, Leyland PR25 2SA
Telephone No 0744 673 6435