More about the Cliffords………..

    Adrian Waite,  a member of the Appleby Archaeology Group, sends a flier for his book ‘The Clifford Household during the Wars of the Roses 1450 – 1487’. See a larger version here. Also see his website for more on medieval history.

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The History of Furniture in Cumbria

Regional Furniture , the Journal of the Regional Furniture Society, includes a number of illustrated articles on aspects of the history of furniture in Cumbria ; volumes 1 (1987) to 30 (2016) are available online, free of charge, with later volumes being made available online free of charge three years

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A Contribution to Railway History

The November 2019 issue of Pine Cone, The Newsletter of The Friends of St Mary’s Church, Wreay, takes a railway theme with articles on the oak tree which Sarah Losh ensured was protected when the railway line ran through her estate south of Carlisle; on the death of the labourer

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Haile Hall

Over the course of its 122 year history, Country Life has published a number of illustrated articles on historic buildings, also gardens, in Cumbria. The most recent such article ‘ A family affair : Haile Hall, Cumberland, The home of Tristan Ponsonby and Stefano Todde’ appears in the issue published

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Updated Guide for Speakers

The CLHF has previously provided member groups with a Guide to Good Practice in creating and delivering a programme of speakers. Now, after further consultation ,with member groups, this Guide has been updated (see the introduction to the Directory of Speakers on our Resources page). The British Association for Local

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