Ormskirk Market Day


Following requests from members; on the fourth Wednesday’s meetings, from now on we will open the Guides' Hut earlier, at 19.30 (7.30 p.m.) to allow members to meet and chat. We will also stay open a little longer after the talk has concluded, again to allow members to exchange information.

FREE ENTRY for MEMBERS, Visitors are requested to make £1.00 donation.


Please note: there is a map showing the location of the Guides' Hut on the "Library" page


Our 2018 Meetings

At the AGM, there were some changes to the committee of the ODFHS.   After 13 years in post, Bill Huyton resigned as Chairman and the position was accepted by Kate Hurst.  Bill is now termed "Chairman Emeritus"

Also thanked for their work were Don Holt and Jean Gidman who have stepped down after devoting their time to the Society for many years.

NO meeting in December 2018



We start our series with Mr Roger Blaxall who is coming on the 23rd of January (7.30 for 8pm as usual) to talk about the evacuees of WW2 who came, mainly from Liverpool, to avoid the bombing.  While we did get an occasional bomb in the area we were generally lucky.  There were bombs dropped at Becconsall and Scarisbrick and, considering we weren't far from the Kirkby munitions factory that does seem lucky.  Families who came out from Liverpool brought children to be sent to school here and a few families decided to stay.  We can look forward to an interesting talk from Roger.

Members have expressed a wish that we also mention meetings (& events) further in the future.  Below we have listed the February & March meetings but please do check nearer the time in case the details change.


FEBRUARY 27TH 2019           “FROM the SOIL” – The growth of Ormskirk

                                               (Ormskirk’s Agricultural Heritage) Mr Peter Gateley

MARCH 27TH                          The NEWBURGH BLACKSMITH,  John Westhead who was killed in action in the 1stWW

                                                Mr Martin Jones






Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall

Regal, Ormskirk
Regal Cinema

Skelmersdale Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street