Long Preston Village News
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LONG PRESTON HERITAGE GROUP - AGM & EXHIBITION
On Sunday 20th October 2019 we invite you to an exhibition about the project to record the information on the gravestones in St Mary’s Churchyard and to explore the family histories associated with them. . It will be in Long Preston Village Hall from 11am until 4pm and refreshments will be available, free of charge.
There will be examples of amazingly enhanced photographs of some of the deteriorating gravestones and an opportunity to find out more about the history of local families. Because it is such an old churchyard there are many gravestones needing to be recorded so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in different parts of this project.
We would also value any information that can be provided on local families.
LPHG’s AGM will be on Monday 21st October at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
This will be followed by a talk by Sarah Lister about the Settle project to safeguard the gravestones and develop the history of families buried in the graveyard of Settle Parish Church.
The Long Preston Badminton Club plays on Tuesday evenings during term time from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Long Preston Primary School's hall (up School Lane).
The Club is always on the lookout for new, experienced players to join its ranks.
It costs just £3 per night (plus an annual fee of £30)for people who want to play regularly, or £5 per night for people who just want to play every once in a while.
Please contact Stewart Robertshaw, Club Chair, on 01729 840554 if you are interested.
The club will be starting its new season on Tuesday 1 October 2019. Please contact Stewart for other dates if you can’t make the first.
The Light Music Society (LMS)
The LMS is a not-for-profit Society and has recently taken over Magna House to house its library. The LMS exists to promote and champion light music throughout the world. It is also the backing organisation for the massive Library of Light Orchestral Music. The collection holds over 40,000 sets of orchestral music, much of which is unique to the library.
Further details of this Society can be found on the Village Business tab.
On 11 November 2018, Long Preston commemorated the end of World War 1 with a memorial service on Maypole Green and a lighting of a bonfire on Beacon Coppy, one of 1400 around the country.
See Village Events for Photographs.
The Village Hall now has wifi available to its users. This facility has been provided by Long Preston Parish Council. The router will have the name VillageWiFi and the current password is freeforall .