Our current series of talks is listed below. For more detail about any of these events, please contact Bob Horne on 01422 201269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


27 September 2023

The Stray

On the centenary of its opening, Bob Horne relates the story behind this memorial to the village's fallen.

8 November 2023

Passengers No More 

John Brooke recalls the Beeching Report of 60 years ago and its effects on the local rail network

6 December 2023


A Pot Pourri of Local Memories

Chris Helme looks back at the rich and varied aspects of the history of our district.

17 January 2024

The Walkers' Property Empire

Ian Philp visits mills, farms and pubs associated with the family, within a ten-mile radius of Crow Nest.


6 March 2024

 Learning about Lightcliffe

Dorothy Barker explains how she researches information about people and places connected with our community.

 1 May 2024             1820 and All That

Bob Horne takes Samuel Washington's 1820 map of our area as a starting point and looks at the history of some of the properties that existed at the time. Preceded by a brief AGM.

Meetings are held in Lightcliffe CE Primary School on Wednesday Evenings from 7.30 - 9.30 pm. This includes a refreshments interval at 8.15 pm.

Membership subscription £10. Non-members £3 per meeting.