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.


 3 October 2018

Spare the Rod!

John Brooke looks back at the lives and work of Lightcliffe C.E. School headteachers from 1869-1968.

 7 November 2018

St Matthew's Old Church Revisited 

Ian Philp presents a visual reconstruction of the church in the 1880s, and considers the lives of five people who were remembered there.

5 December 2018


The Houses of Brynscoles Valley

Mike Beecham looks at the histories of these ancient homesteads.

16 January 2019

A Local Mathematician

Tom Roper recalls the life of Henry Briggs and how he played an important role in mathematical thinking.


6 March 2019


 Bob Horne explores the modern history of this picturesque valley.


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 £6. Non-members £2 per meeting.