About Us


The Cumbria Local History Federation was formed in 1992 by a group of organisations and individuals keen to provide a focus in the County for local historians and local societies. The role of the CLHF is primarily in communication and information, promoting its member societies and their work, providing a means of co-operation and the exchange of ideas, and connecting its members with relevant resources and information. Where appropriate, the CLHF provides publications and organises events.


The CLHF is an organisation funded by its members and run through an elected committee. The constitution is here.

Membership for individuals is £8 per calendar year, including three paper issues of the CLHF Bulletin. Membership for organisations is £12, including two printed copies of each CLHF Bulletin and a biennial printed copy of the CLHF Directory. Your membership supports the practice of local history in Cumbria. To join, or renew membership, please complete the form and send with the appropriate fee. Subscriptions are kept to a minimum, but donations are very welcome.

Committee Members


Peter Roebuck chair@clhf.org.uk


Lyn Cole secretary@clhf.org.uk


Liz Kerrey membership@clhf.org.uk


Nigel Mills bulletin@clhf.org.uk


June Hill eventsorganiser@clhf.org.uk


John Poland


Adrian Allan directory@clhf.org.uk

Richard Brockington VCH@clhf.org.uk


The Annual General meeting is held in the autumn, within the Annual Convention. The officers and other committee members are elected for a year, and new committee members are welcomed. There are many ways of contributing to the CLHF and its activities, without having to join the Committee. There are always roles and responsibilities which members can take on. Please contact the Chair to find more at chair@clhf.org.uk

The Committee is also keen to hear ideas for new projects, for the CLHF itself, and about projects by others which are of interest to the CLHF and its members.