Countryside author to share tales of history

Naturalist, historian, angler and author Malcolm Greenhalgh is guest speaker at the October meeting of Garstang Historical Society.

Naturalist, historian, angler and author Malcolm Greenhalgh is guest speaker at the October meeting of Garstang Historical Society.

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Naturalist, historian, angler and author Malcolm Greenhalgh is guest speaker at the October meeting of Garstang Historical Society.

His topic will be “The history of Lancashire’s countryside” - a look at how the county’s natural landscape has evolved over the centuries, including issues such as enclosures, land drainage, agricultural improvements and modern farming methods.

Malcolm studied biological sciences at university and has a doctorate in the ecology of estuaries. He was a lecturer for 16 years before becoming a freelance writer.

His illustrated talk on the history of Lancashire’s countryside is at Garstang United Reformed Church Hall, on Wednesday, October 14, at 7.30pm. Members and visitors are advised to arrive early as recent lectures at the society have attracted capacity audiences. For more information ring chairman Peter Burrell on 01995 on 01995 603359 (after 6pm) or visit www.garstanghistoricalsociety.org.uk