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The March Meeting:
On Wednesday 13th March at 7:15pm, the Society will welcome David Allen as their guest speaker. His talk, “London, Its Livery & Its Freemen,” will be both lively and informative.
All our meetings are open to both members and non members. There is a small charge for non members.
The Society’s History Room at The Library in Coronation Street, Elland contains the Society’s archives, including photographs, documents, artefacts and publications relating to old Elland.
The History Room is open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Denise Adlard’s talk. “Bedpans & False Teeth – 47 years in the NHS.” Delivered, as it had promised, a fitting insight and tribute to all those who have made the NHS such a great part of our country. Over 50 members and visitors were enthralled with Denise’s professional career as student nurse, midwife, district nurse and lecturer.
The first meeting of 2019 was held on the 9th January when Alan Stansfield a fascinating talk entitled “The Local Fallen of 1918.” This was a fitting tribute to our local heroes and was the final chapter of a series, diligently researched by Alan, which have been delivered on this topic.
On behalf of the society, may we take this opportunity to wish all members and friends a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy and Healthy New Year.
December saw the return of the ever popular Chris Helme, a local historian, who delivered a seasonal presentation entitled, “Memories of Christmas Past.” All those who attended this festive gathering had the added advantage of participating in our free raffle. Many thanks to all who kindly donated prizes.
The November’s talk with the Reverend Colin Sherwood entitled “There’s Nowt So Queer As Folk!” was, as expected, both lively and informative. Some new members attended this event and were made welcome by the society.