Forthcoming Friday Night Presentation Talks at Leigh Library


Friday 4th February 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

"My Year" - Presentation by Paul Hill

This talk is a calendar of the previous year's exploits, with highlights from each month. For 2021 and 2022, Paul concentrates on how he adapted his photography to accommodate the restrictions of Covid 19.

Friday 4th March 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

"2019 Namibia" - Presentation by Brian White (a local photographer from Bolton)


Friday 1st April 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

"An Eye For Birds" - Presentation by Bruce Kendrick

Bruce has just published a book called "An Eye For Birds" and copies will be on sale.


Friday 6th May 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

"50 Years of Birding through books" - Presentation by Paul Heaton (RSPCA Inspector)

Recommended by local bird groups, this talk is likely to be a bit different. It features books, slides and stories/anecdotes which are said to be "highly entertaining". 


Admission is free to all these talks although donations are welcome through buying a raffle ticket.

Everyone is welcome and there is free parking outside the Library.

The First Friday Night Presentation of 2022

The Ken & Jean Gallimore Memorial Lecture

Friday 7th January 2022 - 7:30 - 9:30pm

'The Birds of Gambia Revisited' by Dennis Atherton

A return by popular request - a revised version of a presentation made some years ago.

Meet upstairs in the Derby Room at Leigh Library at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

'A Year in the Life of Bickershaw Country Park' by Dr. Paul Richardson

Leigh Ornithological Society Conservation Officer Dr. Paul Richardson takes us through the four seasons at Bickershaw Country Park in the Wigan area and illustrates its biodiversity with a wonderful range of photographs from what is a reclaimed industrial mining site. This is one of the so-called 'Brownfield Sites' and it shows how they are not 'dead' areas devoid of interest but vibrant living homes to an abundance of wildlife and plants.

This presentation was originally given in person at a Friday night L.O.S. indoor meeting in the Derby Room at Leigh Library.

'Pennington Flash Memories' by Dave Wilson

Here is Dave Wilson's original cine film entitled 'Pennington Flash Memories' which he used to give a talk about the importance of Pennington Flash as a home and nesting place for resident birds and feeding station for migrants as well as a home for wild flowers. There is currently no sound although I'm hoping be able to add some form of commentary later.

L.O.S. Presentation - Friday 3rd December 2021

'Pennington Flash Memories'

David Wilson’s cine film 'Pennington Flash Memories, now on DVD, was made between 1977 and the mid-1980s and illustrates the dramatic changes in habitats and dependent bird species between those days when the flash was primarily a wetland and grassland site and the present-day character of the tree-dominated Country Park. 

The breeding species shown include now uncommon and displaced species such as Lesser Redpoll, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail and Whinchat, and there are sequences of several unexpected rarities, among them Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Shag, Leach’s Petrel, Bewick’s Swan and Great Grey Shrike. 

It promises to be an eye opener for some members and a trip down Memory Lane for others!

Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start upstairs in the Derby Room at Leigh Library.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.