A COMMEMORATION of a town's ironworks closing will take place this weekend to mark 50 years.

Members of the Norman Nicholson Society will honour the anniversary year with a talk by local historian, and The Mail's Nostalgia writer, Bill Myers.

The talk will feature discussions about Norman Nicholson's poetry, which took inspiration from the sudden closure which shocked the town in September 1968.

The work of Norman Nicholson, who lived from 1914 to 1987, is closely associated with the town of his birth.

It was a town he was to describe as "a place that seems to belong to me like an outer layer of clothing, so that anywhere else I feel not properly dressed."

The event will be held at Millom Baptist Centre, in Crown Street, Millom on Saturday July 7.

The day will cost £5 for non-members, and all participants must bring their own packed lunch.

You can register in advance on the Society’s website at www.normannicholson.org or just turn up on the day between 10.30am and 11am.

There will be a welcome by the society's chairman Charlie Lambert at 11am followed by an illustrated talk on Millom Ironworks by Bill Myers.