The next meeting of the LFHHS Pendle & Burnley Branch will take place on
Wednesday 21st August in the usual venue, the upstairs meeting room at
Colne Library BB8 0AP.
The August speaker is Gail Newsham who will be speaking about "Pride of
Preston, The Dick, Kerr Ladies". She is the official biographer of this
famous ladies' football team formed in a munitions factory in 1917 to
raise money for wounded soldiers from the Western Front. They went on
to become the most successful women's football team ever, playing before
crowds of thousands. Then the FA banned them from playing on their
grounds in 1921, although the team carried on playing until 1965.
There is an excellent website: www.dickkerrladies.com
The talk starts at 7.30pm - doors open at 7pm so there will be a chance
to chat to other members and perhaps ask for help with any problems you
have come across in your research. All welcome. The meeting room is
upstairs but there is a lift available. The full address is Colne
Library, Market Street, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0AP.
Please note: Colne Library closes to the public at 6pm. The meeting room
is accessed via the rear entrance facing the car park which has no
restrictions in the evenings. This door is locked once the talk begins
(7.30pm) for security reasons, so please try to arrive in good time.
See the website http://www.lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk
Application forms to join the Society will be available - please just ask.