Conference 2018

The annual conference of the North West Catholic History Society took place in the Sacred Heart Social Centre, Warrington on Saturday, 1st Sept 2018.


10.15 a.m. Assemble for tea/coffee

AGM 1030-1045

  • Minutes of last AGM.
  • Reports from Treasurer and Secretary
  • Election of officers.

1045-1115 David Crompton – CRS Conference Preview: Some perspectives on Catholicism & Industrialisation 1800-1850

1115-1145 Tony Hilton - Catholic Congregationalism and Catholic Reaction

1145-1215 John Davies - Liverpool devotional books

1215-1245 Brian Farrimond – An Eighteenth Century Missal and Breviary

Lunch 1245-1345

1345-1415 Andrew Unsworth - Pre-Reformation Vestments

1415-1445 Patrick Gavin - An Upholland Alumnus

1445-1515 Phillip Dixon - Back to the Land: Parbold

1530 Conference ends

The conference is for the exchange of ideas and information, and all those attending are invited to contribute. The Society is grateful to those who have offered papers. The programme is not rigid, and can be altered to suit speakers’ travel arrangements. Those offering papers are reminded that the aim is to stimulate discussion, that work in progress, rather than work completed, may be as interesting to the audience and more useful to the speaker, AND THAT THEY SHOULD RESTRICT THEMSELVES TO THE TIME ALLOTED (15-20 minutes). Members are asked to wait until a speaker finishes before commenting or questioning.