Our current series of talks is listed below. For more detail about any of these events, please contact Bob Horne on 01422 201269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


25 September 2024

Coley Hall

Bob Horne unravels the long history of one of the area's oldest and most distinctive houses.

6 November 2024

The Clifton Wood Murder of 1832 

Anna Best investigates the unsolved murder of 20-year-old Elizabeth Rayner and offers evidence implicating possible killers.

4 December 2024


X Marks the Spot: The Lightcliffe Hoard

Maggie Bickerdike and Alan Greenwood unearth the stories behind the substantial 1829 find of gold and silver coins.

15 January 2025

Survival of the Fittest

John Brooke explains how life for some in our area was difficult in the nineteenth century, with high infant mortality rates, disease and workplace dangers.


5 March 2025

 St Matthew's Church 150th Anniversary

Ian Philp looks back at the story of its building, the founding Fosters, and the highlights of its life and times as recorded in the parish magazines.


Meetings are held in Lightcliffe CE Primary School on Wednesday Evenings from 7.30 - 9.30 pm. This includes a refreshments interval at 8.15 pm.

Membership subscription £10. Non-members £3 per meeting.