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'The local branch of the Thanet Beekeepers Association with members from the Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells areas and beyond. The Branch was originally formed in 2018 by a group of local beekeepers and we have grown in numbers now totalling more than 100 members ... We are a genuinely friendly and inclusive group, welcoming new and experienced Beekeepers alike to our weekly Sunday afternoon gatherings at the apiary throughout the beekeeping season, usually from April till September, for hands on bee keeping with help and guidance from our apiary managers and experienced bee keepers. We also meet on the last Monday of every month for demonstrations and talks by guest speakers and there is always time to chat and share experiences with likeminded people following the meeting.'

'Our geographical area of interest is the southern region of the London Borough of Bexley in north west Kent, comprising Sidcup, Blackfen, Foots Cray and North Cray. Our interest in local history extends beyond the boundaries of Sidcup into Kent, London and the surrounding areas. This is reflected in the variety of our meetings ... The Society now meets monthly from January to December, with the exception of August.'

Fortnightly evening meetings: 'Anyone with an interest in Stamps, Postcards or Postal History is always made very welcome'.

'Founded in 1883 to promote the study of the history of Lancashire and Cheshire. Its sphere includes archaeology (both traditional and industrial), economic and social history, architecture and the arts, and folklore. Its range extends from antiquity to the more recent past. Although the Society is based on Manchester, its studies and activities embrace the region. Membership is open to all individuals and societies who are interested in the various historical aspects of the two (pre- 1974 reorganisation) Counties Palatine ... The Society aims to hold annual day schools, either self-promoted or occasionally in association with other organisations.'

Category Lancashire

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

Founded 1976: 'Meetings are on the third Friday of every month January to May and September to November at 7.30pm'.

'Lancashire Beekeepers was founded in 1882 which makes The Lancashire & North West Beekeepers' Association one of the oldest beekeeping associations in England. With eight branches ... our popular and active beekeeping association spans the county of Lancashire and parts of Merseyside and Greater Manchester with over 640 members ... For full details of what's happening at your nearest beekeeping branches please visit your local branch's website to obtain their latest meeting and event dates ... Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings to see what's involved; just contact the relevant Branch secretary to confirm the meeting details.'

In the UK, meetings are held in Lancashire, where there are 13 branches including the Heraldry group and Irish Ancestry group, and in London ... At Branch Meetings you will find family history and heraldry experts who are knowledgeable over a wide area of the UK - north of Liverpool and Manchester, right up to the Cumbrian and Yorkshire Borders ... Each Branch organises its own programme of events and activities ... Non-members are welcome at any of the Branch meetings.'

Category Lancashire

Member of the Local History Society Federations Grouping

'Lancaster & District Bird Watching Society has a membership of about 200 people who have an interest in the birdlife of the area around Morecambe Bay comprising north Lancashire, south-east Cumbria and a small area of North Yorkshire in the north-west of England. The recording area includes a wide variety of habitats along the coast of the bay and inland from the low lying farmland around Cockerham to the south, the high fells of Bowland to the east and the Arnside/Silverdale AONB and Lake District southern fringe to the north. The area includes RSPB reserves at Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay as well as several Local Nature Reserves and other areas of particular wildlife interest. The Society organises monthly meetings throughout the autumn, winter and spring seasons held at venues in the area.'

'Since its inception in 1967, the Lancaster Civic Society has overseen the preservation of the heritage of the Lancaster and Morecambe district, and its outstanding natural beauty, whilst assisting in its future development.'  We pursue our Objectives 'by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publications, and other forms of instruction and publicity, and promotion of schemes of a charitable nature'.

Category Lancashire

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'The Last Tuesday Society was founded in 1873 at Harvard by William James & brought to London as a 'pataphysical organisation in autumn 2006 by The Chancellor Viktor Wynd & The Provost David Piper. The society is aiming to become a non profit with full charitable status ...'

Category America - South

'As a centre for the study of the region, the LAC serves as a venue for debating ongoing research and relevant current affairs. Leading international scholars and key public figures from the region regularly contribute to the LAC’s flagship weekly seminar.'

Category Harlow

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

Category Hertford

Member of The Orchid Society of Great Britain Grouping

'Our Society meets every fortnight from 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm to approximately 9:15 pm ...  Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings. If you collect stamps or postal history or are just interested, please come along and try us out.'

'We are dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, England) and neighbouring districts ... Regular Group Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of the month, starting at 7.30 pm. Meetings are free for members and students. (Non-members are welcome to join us for £2.50 per session.)'

'The town of Leatherhead and its neighbouring villages of Great and Little Bookham, Fetcham, and Ashtead lie at the top of the North Downs in the Surrey Hills. They share the River Mole with the town of Dorking and other villages to the south, together forming what is now Mole Valley District. Since 1946 the Leatherhead & District Local History Society has provided an essential point of contact for anyone fascinated by the way this little part of England has changed both in living memory and centuries past. The Society owns and manages the Leatherhead Museum of Local History, produces a quarterly newsletter, Proceedings and publications and has its own library and a large archive collection of research sources. We host talks and other events.'

'The Society was formed in 1988 to research, record and promote interest in the history of Lechlade and its surrounding area, and, where appropriate, to conserve our heritage. This is achieved through regular meetings with specialist speakers, visits to local sites of historical importance, publication of pamphlets and erection of display boards. Membership is open to all who share these aims.'

Category Leeds

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'The Leeds Geological Association was formed in 1874 following a series of extra-mural lectures on Natural Sciences given by Cambridge University. The aim of the Association was to further the knowledge and experiences of geological matters by, wherever possible, study of the rocks and landscape of the local area. This very much remains the same today, although as knowledge of the subject has expanded, topics now range from the earth’s core to planetary bodies to climate change.'

'If you are interested in stamps, postal history or postcards, this is the place for you. No previous knowledge or expertise required, our members range from new collectors to those with a lifetime's interest and experience. A warm welcome awaits you all at the Leeds Philatelic Society. We hold regular fortnightly meetings between September and May in the centre of Leeds. There are displays from guest speakers, visits to and from other societies, members' evenings and competitions.'

'The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, founded in 1819, is today a registered charity dedicated to promoting the advancement of science, literature and the arts in the City of Leeds. To this end it makes grants and provides a range of lectures and other cultural activities.The Society is keenly interested in cultural developments in Leeds and the region, and is constantly looking for new ways to further its aims.'

Category Leeds

Member of the Skeptics in the Pub Grouping

Category Leicester

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (the “Lit&Phil”) was founded in 1835. Every year, from October to May, our members enjoy a programme of lectures held at the magnificent Victorian Gallery of the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, New Walk. Lectures range from Shakespeare to Space Science, from Natural History to Volcanism, from Art to Astrophysics, from Banking to Bruegel. The Society also has Natural History and Geology sections. We have adopted a hybrid approach to the presentation of our lectures. They are still held in the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, but they are also streamed using Zoom and therefore available online to a wider audience. We are now attracting National and International participants.'

'The leading organisation in Leicestershire advocating and campaigning for an inclusive and plural society free from religious privilege, prejudice and discrimination ... The Society aims to provide a stimulating atmosphere nurturing debate and creativity. Regular talks, meetings and events continue to be held at Leicester Secular Hall, one of the world's last surviving Secular Halls, built in 1881. The Hall and Society together provide a local base for loosely bound groups and individuals to join forces with a view to creating a better world.'

'THE LRFHS has five Groups ... Each Group has its own committee and organises monthly meetings, with interesting talks on a wide range of family history subjects ... A member of the Society can attend any Group meeting. Visiting non-members may be asked for a donation to the Society.'

Category Rutland

Member of the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society Grouping

Category Leicestershire

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

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