The history of Lancashire’s Countryside – Malcolm Greenhalgh
Garstang Historical Society
Naturalist, historian, angler and author Malcolm Greenhalgh is guest speaker at the October meeting of Garstang Historical Society.
His topic will be “The history of Lancashire’s countryside” – a look at how the county’s natural landscape has evolved over the centuries, including issues such as enclosures, land drainage, agricultural improvements and modern farming methods.
Malcolm studied biological sciences at university and has a doctorate in the ecology of estuaries. He was a lecturer for 16 years before becoming a freelance writer.
He is the author of many books on a variety of topics ranging from fly fishing and birdwatching to local and natural history. His book “The River Ribble: the history and natural history of a river” (Carnegie Publishing, 2008) has become something of a regional classic.
When not out in the countryside with his fly-fishing rods, nets and binoculars, Malcolm enjoys growing fruit and vegetables, cooking and eating good food, and drinking good wine. He hates the rudeness and ignorance of so many modern Englishmen (and women), cats that defecate on his vegetable patch, and most politicians and (un)civil servants.
His illustrated talk on the history of Lancashire’s countryside is at Garstang United Reformed Church hall, on Wednesday, October 14th at 7.30pm. Members and visitors are advised to arrive early as recent lectures at the society have attracted capacity audiences. If the audiences get any bigger it will be a case of standing room only.
For more information ring chairman Peter Burrell on 01995 on 01995 603359 (after 6pm) or visit http://www.garstanghistoricalsociety.org.uk