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Tue 08 Mar 2022
Alan Crosby Place Names and the Medieval Landscape.
 



After several years since having talked to the society, Alan's was a welcome return. As well as being a well respected historian, Alan has, for many years, been the editor of Local History News, a quarterly magazine of the British Association for Local History.
Place names, he explained, are a familiar aspect of daily life and are taken for granted. They are, in fact, an important historical resource as they are a legacy of our ancestors.

Alan Crosby.
They were created by our ancestors and have been handed down the generations over many centuires. It is not just for towns and cities that they have historical significance, but also, for example, fields and pathways.
Place names we see today reveal the landscapes of the past, as the people saw something distinctive in their surroundings.
Alan cited numerous examples of Lancashire place names, from when, in time, the place name derived and the people who named them, to how the names evolved over the centuries.
A fascinating subject explained in an interesting and accessible style.

P. Robinson.


Some of Alan's illustrtions were from the 14th cnetury Luttrell Psalter.

Illustration from the 14th century Luttrel Psalter.

Illustration from the 14th century Luttrel Psalter.
   

Mon 07 Mar 2022
Dr David Hunt
 

President - Elizabeth Shorrock presents
Dr Hunt with the engraved bowl.
A belated retirement award was presented to Dr David Hunt at the Leyland Historical Society meeting at the Leyland Civic Centre on Mon 07th Mar 2022. The Society President, Elizabeth Shorrock, presented Dr Hunt with an engraved bowl in recognition of his work at the South Ribble Museum, publishing and general historical work in the area.

Leyland Historical Society.
   

 
 
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