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.

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What we do

 

 

ABOUT US

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.

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CLHF RESOURCES

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.

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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.

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EVENTS DIARY

Visit this page for a listing of major conferences, exhibitions, training days and other upcoming events, plus a full listing of meetings of our member groups.

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Cumbria County Guide

This is a developing resource for active local historians and people with an interest in the history of the County Cumbria.

 

Organisations & Resources

A listing and guide to the other organisations which have a major county-wide role in local history, with their contacts and websites.

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CLHF Links

A comprehensive listing of links to on-line resources and supportive organisations for the local historian in Cumbria. See also the Member Groups page.

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CONTACT

 

CHAIR

Professor Peter Roebuck CBE chair@clhf.org.uk


SECRETARY

Lyn Cole secretary@clhf.org.uk

MEMBERSHIP & EVENTS

Liz Kerrey membership@clhf.org.uk


BULLETIN

Nigel Mills bulletin@clhf.org.uk

Cottages at Braithwaite,
by the Rev. Joseph Wilkinson, 1810

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Workers constructing the Thirlmere Aqueduct, 1890s.

Photograph by W. Baldry of Grasmere.

Lanercost Priory; early 19th Century

JOIN US

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 membership@clhf.org.uk