Ormskirk Market Day

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OCTOBER 23RD       LIVERPOOL COW KEEPERS

                                                   Mr Dave Joy

7:30pm (for 8:00pm), Guides' Hut (Guide HQ, Moorgate, Ormskirk L39 4RU)

 

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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.

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.

 

OUR MEETINGS 2019

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

 

SEPTEMBER 25TH             Barbara Hurst with her PERSONAL SOCIAL HISTORY

Barbara has developed some fascinating gift cards, based on her personal collection of emphera.    She explained the significance of the various items she has inherited over the years and demonstrate how she makes them into cards using various threads, ribbons etc.

This was an excellent presentation and included a number of fascinating items that she has turned into cards, even including a photograph of an old BSA Bantam motorbike which had a Rainford numberplate and an (empty) bottle of Cognac "liberated" from Europe after the 2nd WW)

 

DON'T FORGET ROOTS 5/10/19

 OCTOBER 23RD        LIVERPOOL COW KEEPERS Mr Dave Joy.

Mr Joy is well know for his research & books about the many small Shippens in Liverpool who supplied the populace with milk.  They received fodder for the cows from farms around Ormskirk, often brought in on the canal and shipped out the manure to be spread on the fields.  Cows were often supplied by local farmers.   The Cow keepers came from far & wide and, at least one of our members is related to them.

 

 

 

 

 

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