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Welcome to our Website.
THE WEST DERBY SOCIETY IS HOLDING ITS MONTHLY MEETINGS AT
Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby
The West Derby Society, Liverpool, was founded in 1977 and holds regular monthly meetings at Lowlands, a beautiful Grade II-listed 1846 merchantís mansion set in a rare Victorian city woodland garden.
The Society - registered with the Civic Trust - seeks to protect and promote the history and heritage of West Derby, an ancient community older than Liverpool. We are actively involved in planning and environmental issues in the area.
We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month except during the summer. All are welcome. In June we have an evening outing and in July a day trip. There are no meetings in August. The annual subscription is £8 which includes a free quarterly newsletter. Under-18s have free membership.
Our meetings are lively and include a discussion and update on West Derby issues followed by a guest speaker. Recent topics have ranged from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and taxidermy to the Mole of Edge Hill and protecting wildlife!
We hope you enjoy our website and welcome any comments or requests for help with queries about West Derbyís fascinating history and remarkable buildings.
AIMS OF THE WEST DERBY SOCIETY
1. Protect the beauty of the countryside.
2. Preserve buildings of artistic distinction.
3. Encourage quality in architecture and planning.
4. Eliminate and prevent ugliness whether from bad design or neglect.
5. Stimulate public interest and inspire a sense of civic pride.
Chairman: Stephen Guy
Deputy Chairman: Andrew Richardson
Hon. Sec.: Alastair Caird
Hon.Treas.: Stephanie Grogan
Members: D Joyce
PROGRAMME FOR 2013
We have an exciting agenda for our Society meetings in 2013.
16 January: Annual General Meeting chairman's talk. Please bring annual subscriptions.
20 February: History of Liverpool's Shops: Pauline Rushton.
20 March: Liverpool's Libraries: John Tiernan.
17 April: Rice Lane Urban Farm: Maria Hornsby.
15 May: Legacy of Slavery: Dr Richard Benjamin.
19 June: Evening Outing
Saturday 7 July; Day Trip
18 September: An Artist's Life: Anthony Brown.
16 October: Victorian Painting: Julian Treuherz
20 November: Edwardian Sunset: Graham Fisher
19 December: Traditional Christmas cheer and Quiz
15 Jan 2014: AGM
All meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month (except summer months) at Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, Liverpool L12 7JG
Lectures start at 7.30. Room must be vacated by 9.30.