These PREVIOUS EVENTS pages are a record of the various events
that have been organised by the Long Preston Heritage Group.

During the period 2007 to 2017

When you hover over the Previous Events menu button on the left, a menu of sub-pages will pop-up.

The sub-pages titled  Summary YYYY  contain a brief summary of the events held during that year.

If there are further details of the events, either as a pictorial record or a slide show,
then these are shown separately in the pop-up menu below the relevant year.

For a quick link to the slide shows of Previous Events click here:

Slide Shows

Click here for a summary of events held during

 2008    2009    2010    2011    2012

“Victorian Long Preston” - A talk by Tony Stephens.

was held on Thursday 23rd May 2013 in Long Preston Village Hall

This also marked the launch of a new publication by Tony Stephens and Gill Jones,

which explores this important period of the village’s history.    

This publication, and earlier publications by the Heritage Group are

available to order on the Publication Page.

Picnic on the Green

A Musical Celebration of The Monks, The Beams and The Cow that Jumped Over The Moon

was held on Saturday 31st August 2013 on Long Preston Village Green.

The concert featured “The Moonbeams”; Long Preston’s own folk group,  

and was enjoyed by an audience of about 80.

A slide show of the event can be seen here

Ellie Gill Band plays at Village Hall

A concert was held on Saturday 7th September 2013

The audience were treated to repertoire of ballads, jazz and blues.

The 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Long Preston Heritage Group

Was held on Thursday 17th  October 2013 in Long Preston Village Hall.

After the AGM, there was a talk by Dr David Johnson on the subject of Test Pitting

(excavation of a number of pits 1 metre square in a number of different locations).

Also,  Alison Armstrong presented a short account of the tree ring dating project

at Guys Villa barn and Winskill; a full report will be given in 2014.

The 2014 LPHG Calendar was also available for purchase.

Heritage & Arts Weekend

The exhibition was held on the afternoons of Saturday & Sunday, 16th & 17th November 2013

The Art exhibits were in the Village Hall and Flower arrangements in the Methodist Chapel.

The Heritage Group would like to thank all the artists who presented such a wide range of talent

and thank the Methodist Chapel for the floral arrangements, and for supplying

 teas, coffees and homemade cakes on both days.
They also collected just over £200 in donations, all of which went to the Philippines Appeal.

Click here to see the Brochure for the exhibition.

 Click here to see a Slide Show of the event.

From Trees to Timber Trusses

A talk was given by Alison Armstrong and Tom Lord On Thursday 23rd January 2014 in Long Preston Village Hall on the results of the tree ring dating of timbers in some historic buildings in the Long Preston area.

Preliminary results of the Dendro-dating can be seen here.

A recording of the talk can be heard here.

Lower Winskill Walk

On Sunday 22 June, members of The Long Preston Heritage Group went on a tour of Lower Winskill with Tom Lord, and also took a peak at his Victoria Cave exhibition in the barn.

Some photographs of the event can be seen here.

Bolton Priory

The Long Preston Heritage Group celebrated the links between Long Preston, Bolton Priory and Skipton Castle at the Priory Church, Bolton Abbey on Saturday 12th July 2014.

A new book exploring the links between the three sites was also launched on the day.

A Concert to Commemorate the
Centenary of the Outbreak of World War I

Was held on Sunday 3rd August 2014 In Long Preston Village Hall.

Re-Dedication Service of the Long Preston War Memorial.

Following the restoration of the War Memorial, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund,

a re-dedication service was held on Sunday 9 November at midday.

It was very well attended by an estimated 60 people, including many families.

A slide show of photographs of the service is here.

A Talk by Carenza Lewis, formerly of Time Team

Exploring small-scale excavations to uncover the history of a settlement.


was given to about 80 people in the Village Hall on Tuesday 9th December 2014

This was part of the proposed Big Dig Project.

The Big Dig Archaeological Results

Final exhibition about the “Big Dig” in the Village Hall on 15th & 16th July 2017.



 Big Dig Project.

A talk on George Birkbeck, Pioneer of Adult Education

The founder of the Mechanics Institute movement

By Robin Bundy

Was held on Monday 13 November 2017  in Long Preston Village Hall

News of Long Preston Heritage Group Events from 2018 onwards can be found here:

On the current Long Preston Village & Heritage website.

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