A branch of the League of Nations Union (LNU) in Melling, a rural township in the Lune Valley (1), existed in 1937. The following is taken from a newspaper article in the Lancaster Guardian that year: ‘At a meeting at the Institute, Melling, Mr. R. Culpin presiding. Mr. H. Walton Starkey, North West Representative of the League of Nations Union, gave a talk on ‘The League Today.’ A vote of thanks was given by Mr. G. T. Whitaker. A decrease in membership was noted. The Chairman, Rev. W. J. A. Burrow, Vice-Chairman, Mr. K. Culpin, Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. T. K. Leece. On the Committee were: G.T. Whitaker, Mr. H. Whitaker, N. Newby, Mrs. Leece, Mrs. Smith and Miss Remington.’
Mr H. Walton Starkey had given a number of talks to branches in the Lancaster and District LNU area in previous years. (2) At the date of writing, no further information has come to light about the Melling LNU.
(1) T. Bulmer & Co, 1913. Bulmer’s History & Directory of Lancaster & District, 1912. Preston: Snape for Bulmer.
(2) Lancaster Guardian, 16 Apr 1937.