WELCOME TO CLHF
Cumbria is the most north-westerly county in England, created in 1974 from Cumberland, Westmorland, and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Image credit: John Steel
The Cumbria Local History Federation (CLHF) has a membership of Cumbrian local history societies, related groups and individuals. It promotes an interchange of information about activities and events. Additionally, the Federation provides a forum for liaison, a means of cooperation and a capacity for county-wide activities.
What we do
The CLHF is independent and is funded by members, events and donations. See this page to learn more, to join, and to contribute. Suggestions to develop and improve what we do are very welcome.
CLHF publishes a regular Bulletin, and biennially the CLHF Directory of Speakers, Walks/Tours & Research Assistance. Our Annual Convention in the autumn is the opportunity for members and others to get together for a conference and exhibition of work.
CLHF MEMBER GROUPS
Many local and county-wide groups are members of the Federation. This page provides a directory and contacts for those groups, in local history, heritage, family history, museums, and specialist county societies.
Cumbria County Guide
This is a developing resource for active local historians and people with an interest in the history of the County Cumbria.
Cottages at Braithwaite,
by the Rev. Joseph Wilkinson, 1810
Workers constructing the Thirlmere Aqueduct, 1890s.
Photograph by W. Baldry of Grasmere.
Lanercost Priory; early 19th Century
The CLHF links together local history societies and historians with an interest in Cumbria. Anyone or any society with an interest in any aspect of Cumbrian local history, whether regional or specific to a locality, is welcome to join. For more information please visit our ABOUT US page or email email@example.com