LOCAL HISTORY SECTION
History Group Report AGM -
Publications: 500 of Gordon Roberts well written and illustrated Prehistoric Footsteps booklets were printed originally and being sold out quickly, an additional 500 copies have now been re-
Copies of both these publications are available from our stall at the door this evening. We will be grateful if members could assist with publicising the availability of both of these. Please contact me direct or go to local bookshops if you need copies after this evening.
Ravenmeols Project -
WW1 ‘Home Front’ project -
Assets of Community Value; a preliminary listing of possible Formby assets of community value, got off the ground with a visit from Sarah James of Civic Voice, a few weeks ago, and we are delighted that she is able to be with us this evening to share her expertise and tell us what other societies are doing. We have already prepared a preliminary list and now need to submit this.
Formby Historic Environment Record; this has involved drawing up a list of buildings and structures of heritage value that could be worth preserving, over and above the conventionally Listed Buildings. I am grateful to Tony Bonney for having now photographed most of these
Talks given; talks on subjects of local historical interest have included ‘Sefton’s Vanished Coast Guard Service’ by Mike Roberts,'The Importance of the River Alt in prehistory' by Ron Cowell and ‘The National Trust Asparagus Trail’ by Andrew Brockbank and will continue during the autumn with talks on ‘Lord Leverhulme’, ‘World War I, the Formby Home Front’ by John Phillips and ‘Old Formby’ by myself.
Secretary FCS History Group.