The Garstang Lecture

Strictly speaking The Garstang Lecture does not come under the remit of the Garstang Historical Society, but it is organised and supported by some of our members.
The Garstang Lecture was inaugurated in 2012 as part of the Garstang Arts Festival (every August) with the intention of inviting a respected and expert speaker every year to address members of the public on a topic of interest and relevance to Garstang, the wider district and region.

Next August the speaker will be Mrs A Wicks of Garstang, a retired teacher and long-standing local resident
 Last year the speaker was former Garstang GP Dr Francis Carter n his life and times and medical career in Garstang.

Previous speakers at the annual Garstang Lecture have been Mr Paul Smith of Winmarleigh on Garstang's old families, Professor Paul Salveson of Slaithwaite on Lancashire Dialect, Mr Michael Fitzherbert-Brockholes of Claughton-on-Brock on his family's centuries old links with the area, Professor James Dodding of Garstang on his life-long work in the field of drama, theatre and entertainment on both sides of the Atlantic, and Mr Alan Pearson who has worked as a vet in this area for many years.