Author Archives: Jennie Dawson

Grange Lecture Society : New season

At the August 22nd promotional meeting, the audience was entertained by Richard Hinchcliffe’s talk on Flying Scotsman’s 1970 tour of America when he travelled with the train as a small boy.

The new season of Ten Talks begins on Tuesday the 10th of October at 7 pm for 7.15 prompt.

Cumbria Film Archive presented by Andrew Leitch and Jim Bowness, veterans of the age of printed newspapers, starts us off in the Victoria Hall, Grange over Sands. They saved 1000s of hours of early film and photos from destruction.

With such a large collection they will be showing a lot of local material from south Cumbria including interesting stuff of the real sands at Grange and the sailing ships calling at the pier.

Come along for just the hour and expect to be well entertained: members free, visitors pay in the hall.

Introductory Meeting : New memberships

Our introductory open free evening held on Tuesday the 22nd of August was a great success with over 40 entirely new members signing up.

Membership numbers are doing nicely : as in most years we usually see many people joining at the first meeting of the new season, which this year will be Tuesday, October 10th.

This will be excellent entertainment with archive film, especially of local interest, taking us back many decades with film rescued from destruction. The chaps tour the County showing films always of local interest wherever they are invited.