The Morecambe Branch of the League of Nations Union (LNU) was one of the earliest members in the Lancaster area of the Lancaster LNU District Council . The Lancaster Branch had been formed in late 1920, and Morecambe before 1924. In 1921, a Morecambe minister spoke at a public meeting in Carnforth promoting the League of Nations, organised by local nonconformists.
The LNU was one of several organisations which set up study courses for its members in international affairs in the 1920s. (1) The Morecambe branch organised a series of lectures, starting in 1923, if not before, entitled ‘European conditions.’ They continued with a four-part course called ‘the Foundations of Europe’ begun in January 1924, ‘handled vividly’ by Mr Counsell MA, Headmaster of Morecambe Grammar School. Mr Counsell himself belonged to the No More War Movement (NMWM) and played an important part in the 1923 NMW demonstration in Lancaster . No further information about the Morecambe Branch’s activities has come to light from the sources used.
(1) H. McCarthy, 2011. The British People and the League of Nations. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Lancaster Guardian, 23 Apr 1921, 4 Aug 1923, 26 January 1924 & 22 Mar 1924.