The Ladies’ Group

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, in the Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

Chair:                    Mrs Diane Sunderland (782111)

Secretary:            Mrs  Maureen Thomas (730480)                

Treasurer:            Mrs Sue Dowdall      (720318)       

If anyone would like to join the group then please do come along. It’s an opportunity for ladies to meet up, have a chat and a cuppa, enjoy an interesting speaker and go out on trips together. Meetings are held in Borwick & Priest Hutton Memorial Hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Any ideas of the way forward or suggestions for subjects or speakers would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday 14 February 2023, 7.30pm

Scams – Trust No-One

Adrian Tayler

Fraud is a £190 billion industry and booming. Adrian has been trained as a Scam Champion by National Trading Standards. He will talk to us about how to spot scams, face-to-face, over the phone, by mail or internet. He will give an insight in how to protect yourself from becoming another statistic which in turn will help to curtail this heinous crime and its perpetrators who cause so much stress to the people they succeed in getting their ill-gotten gains from.

Anyone from the two villages or beyond is welcome to come to this meeting. A small charge of £3 will be made but includes coffee/tea and biscuits.

Tuesday 14 March 2023, 7.30pm

Horrockses Fashions

Dr. Christine Boydell

Established in 1946 by Crewdson & Company Ltd., Preston, Horrockses Fashions took the post-war clothing market by storm. Known for quality, reliability and artistic prints, their designs had great appeal to both housewives and royalty. But how did a cotton manufacturer, formed in 1791, most popular for their cotton sheeting and towelling, become a recognised fashion house?

Christine is a senior Honorary Research Fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester where she lectured for 17 years. She is a design historian with a special interest in the history of twentieth-century fashion and textiles and has published widely on these subjects. In 2001 she curated the exhibition “Our Best Dresses – the story of Horrockses Fashions” at the Harris Museum in Preston.