Garstang Historical Society

Last year saw commemorations around the country linked to the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the earliest document guaranteeing rights to English citizens.
But what part did the north of England have to play in the run-up to its signing by King John, and what were the roles of the Northern barons – the VIPs of the day who were the powerbrokers in this region of the country?
Those questions will be answered at the April 2016 meeting of Garstang Historical Society, by Lancaster University history lecturer Dr Sarah Rose.
Sarah is well known in local history circles around the country as reviews editor for the British Association of Local History. She is also press officer for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society
The venue is Garstang United Reformed Church on April 13 at 7.30pm. It will be followed by refreshments in the church hall.
Entry is free for members and £2 (including refreshments) for visitors.

* For more information visit or ring Peter Burrell (chairman) on 01995 601054 (after 6pm).