Leyland Historical Society
I am afraid I have to announce the death of our President, Bill Waring who recently passed away. Bill was the go to person if you wanted to know about any person or building in Leyland.
A full appreciation will appear on our website on the committee page in due course. The Society would like to offer our condolences to his sister Ann and all his family.
For those that want to attend Bill's funeral it is next Tuesday, 26th July at St Marys Church, Broadfield Drive, Leyland at 12.15 pm
Tuesday 12th July 2016. - Community Archives & Heritage Group Awards
Held at the University College London, the Society's chairman, Peter Houghton, is presented with the award for the Best Website of the Year by the Group Chairman, Sue Hampson and Dr Nick Barratt of the University of London.
The Judges commented " “Leyland stood out for the depth of their work and the (inter-operability) of their Facebook links with the (society’s) website. Overall, this site (offers reams of ideas for) other groups to learn from and follow, such as its (evocative) ‘Through the Lanes’ series, enabling site visitors to ‘walk’ a local route along with pictures of how places looked in times past"
For those who don't know Nick Barratt was one of the original people behind the TV series "Who Do You Think You Are", so what do you think the chances are that I asked if he would come and give the Leyland Historical Society a talk. I did and he said yes so watch this space.
LEYLAND FOOTBALL - Request from Frank Tomlinson
"The picture is of a football team which contains both my Grandfather and Father.
I have been trying for years to discover which team they are but as yet to no avail, and I am hoping you might be able to help me find out.
Again I assume they are a team local to the area as my Father was born and raised in Leyland.
A while ago someone thought they might be Leyland Red Rose, but they later established the players did not resemble another team photo in the same year. Also they could find no record of anyone named Tomlinson in the team"
If you know the team email the Chairman via the Contact page
Do you know the 54 Buildings and Structures in Leyland & Farington that are listed?
The Society is preparing to photograph and record these and place them on the website. How about the remainder of South Ribble? Can you help, if so email the Chairman from the Contact page.
This page will feature recent queries from members of the Society and visitors to the website. These may involve identifying buildings, people or both. If you can help contact the Chairman via the contact page.
Hear the chairman being interviewed on Leyland Festival Radio