75th Anniversary of VE Day

We have just heard from Rav Dehele, a researcher with BBC who is currently working on some programming in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.   “As a part of this programming we are currently working on making a short film that involves family members of veterans sending

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Are you up to the challenge of our Lockdown Quiz??

A LOCKDOWN QUIZ During the current period of ‘lockdown’ members of CLHF may wish to ‘have a go’ at the following Quiz about the history of Cumbria. Answers should be sent on-line, no later than Friday 15 May, to peter.roebuck3@gmail.com  Submissions should include a name, and whether that person is

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Covid-19 and Cumbria Archives and libraries

Coronavirus in Cumbria: documenting the pandemic in our county The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted on all aspects of life and is likely to have far reaching consequences for individuals, communities and the economy. All our archive centres and libraries are closed to the public for the first time ever

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Now that you’re at home with nothing much to do………….

Now could be the ideal time to catch up with your local history project – or start one! During the extended period of self-isolation and social distancing, members may well wish to explore some of the websites which they will find listed on our website under the heading of ‘County

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Hadrian’s Wall Networking Day

A valuable insight into the work of the networks associated with the study and promotion of Hadrian’s Wall was presented at this year’s Hadrian’s Wall Networking Day, held at Carlisle Racecourse on 22 February. From the University of Newcastle, Dr Rob Collins reported on the work undertaken by the Hadrian’s

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Archaeology in the Lake District Conference

The CLHF was pleased to have a display at the Archaeology in the Lake District conference held at Rheged on 9 November and to welcome Federation members and potential members. The subjects of the eight illustrated conference talks ranged in date in particular from the Middle Ages to the present

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Looking for a Good Home

Following an approach which Mrs Jill Wesson –  about to move home –  made to the Federation chairman, Professor Peter Roebuck, seeking help, a good home has recently  been found in the Local History section of Kendal Library for fourteen volumes of publications, including local pamphlets, concerning Westmorland, which Mrs

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Warwick Bridge Corn Mill – some queries.

The water powered corn mill at Warwick Bridge corn mill has recently been restored to working order by the Cultura Trust. During the restoration work an archaeologist was employed to monitor the work on the site and building. He also did a considerable amount of research into the history of

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CIHS Spring Conference

Cumbria Industrial History Society’s Spring Conference & AGM will be held this year on Saturday 25th April at the North Lakes Hotel, Penrith.  To book online, see their website http://www.cumbria-industries.org.uk/cumbria-industrial-history-society/ or check our General Events page for the programme & a booking form.

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Do you live in a Cumbrian house built before 1940?

Freya Wise is a postgraduate researcher with The Open University.  Her research is looking at ways to reduce carbon emissions from residential heritage buildings in Cumbria while retaining their heritage values and unique character. She is currently running an anonymous online survey directed at people who live in older buildings

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