Ormskirk Market Day


Some upcoming events...


Westhead Carnival: Saturday 6 July 2019

Some photos from last year are on our facebook page.

"We went to the Carnival, it was very good. Entertainments included a Pipe Band, Clog Dancers from Newburgh and a Punch & Judy. The weather was very kind, we were in the large tent & shadows of 'soap bubbles' could be seen on the roof as they drifted over." We had a large table area and received more enquiries than any other event for many years.

This year it is on the 6th of July 2019 and WE will be there!

Westhead Carnival Facebook page


Gingerbread Festival: Sunday 14 July 2019

To celebrate all things Ormskirk there is an event on Sunday 14th July 2019.  This event has become an Ormskirk Institution and the centre of Ormskirk is packed with entertainments and activities.  There will also be groups such as ourselves with all our records of Ormskirk.

Gingerbread Festival website


Church Tower Open Day: Saturday 21 September 2019

Christ Church, Aughton will hold their Open Day with trips up the Tower (in good weather, views are to North Wales & beyond Blackpool - even to the Lake District).  We hope to have a stall.


Dig Up Your Roots: Saturday 5 October 2019

There's always a lot going on behind the scenes at ODFHS, but just lately, there has been a bit more activity than usual.

Dig up your roots

For the first time since 2012, Ormskirk and District Family History Society are hosting a family and local history fair in Ormskirk. Dig Up Your Roots In West Lancashire will be held in the Langham Hall, at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Ormskirk, on Saturday 5 October 2019.

We'll add more details to the event page in due course, but we're already looking forward to it!



Images of Burscough Exhibition: Saturday/Sunday 19/20 October 2019

On Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2019, ODFHS will attend the Images Of Burscough and Surrounding Areas Exhibition at the Stanley Club, Liverpool Road, Burscough.

The free exhibition will be open to the public between 10am and 5pm, offering a chance to see more than 650 historic images of Burscough, Ormskirk, Scarisbrick, Parbold and other local villages, including a diverse selection of images of people who lived and worked in West Lancashire during the past. A range of local information sheets will be available for those who wish to take them.

If you can come along on either day, please come over to see us; we'll have our collection of articles, magazines, local records and gravestone transcriptions on CD and DVD, and postcards for sale, and will be happy to help with any family history questions that you might have.

Images of Burscough website


Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall

Skelmersdale Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street