GENERAL EVENTS

CUMBRIA INDUSTRIAL HISTORY SOCIETY

SPRING CONFERENCE

21st APRIL 2018 at SHAP WELLS HOTEL

For more information, see: www.cumbria-industries.org.uk.

CLHF Member group events


N.B. All talks start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.


1 November 2017 |  East Cumbria

Boskin, skelbuse and foddergang: traditional farm buildings in the Yorkshire Dales | Speaker: Jim Brightman
Sedbergh & District History Society (Tel: 015396 20605), Dent Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Visitors £2.


2 November 2017 | South Cumbria

AGM |
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £2.50


6 November 2017 | South Cumbria

‘The Purpose of Hadrian’s Wall’: The Dorothy Charlesworth Memorial Lecture (supported by CWAAS) | Speaker: Matthew Symonds
Kendal Historical & Archaeological Soc.(affil CWAAS)(Tel: 01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, 76 Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


9 November 2017 | North Cumbria

The RAF in Cumbria during Word War Two | Speaker: Ian Tyler
Hesket LHG (Tel: 016974 75923), Village Hall, Low Hesket. Visitors £3.50


9 November 2017 | West Cumbria

From Barren Waste to National Treasure: how we learned to love the Lake District | Speaker: Grevel Lindop
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


11 November 2017 | West Cumbria

Melbreak Communities Coffee Morning, 10.30 – 12.00 |
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


13 November 2017 | East Cumbria

Medieval Forgers? The Nuns of Armathwaite Priory | Speaker: Harry Hawkins
CWAAS Penrith Group (Tel: 01768 867581 ), Friends' Meeting House, Penrith (*2pm*). Visitors £3.


13 November 2017 | South Cumbria

‘The Fell Foot Project’ | Speaker: Kelley Sproston-Heath
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


14 November 2017 | South Cumbria

The Yards of Kendal | Speaker: Trevor Hughes
Staveley & District Hist. Soc. (Tel: 01539 821224), Staveley School. Visitors £2


14 November 2017 | South Cumbria

The Bobbin Mills at Force | Speaker: Dr Suzanne Tiplady
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


14 November 2017 | East Cumbria

The Langwathby Floods | Speaker: Susan Graves
Kirkoswald & Renwick Hist. Group (Tel: 01768 254057), Methodist Chapel, Renwick. Visitors £2.


15 November 2017 | East Cumbria

Monasteries and their influence in N.Lancashire and S.Cumbria | Speaker: Alan Crosby
Sedbergh & District History Society (Tel: 015396 20605), Settlebeck School, Sedbergh, 7.30pm. Visitors £2.


16 November 2017 | South Cumbria

Memories & Memorabilia Night. |
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2


16 November 2017 | East Cumbria

Inside a Lakeland Farmhouse | Speaker: Andy Lowe
Orton & Tebay LHS (Tel: 015396 24410), Orton Chapel. Visitors £2.50


17 November 2017 | North Cumbria

The Border Regiment in India | Speaker: Julie Wooding
CWAAS Carlisle Regional Group, 7.15pm, Tullie House. Visitors £3.


18 November 2017 | East Cumbria

Social Evening - 7 for 7.30 pm Supper followed by Richard Matthews (Kendal Town Crier): It's a Crying Game. BOOKING ESSENTIAL |
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716386), Memorial Hall, Shap.


18 November 2017 | South Cumbria

‘Cumberland and the Jacobites – The Battle of Beacon Hill in 1715’ | Speaker: Prof Michael Mullet
S.W Cumbria History & Archaeology Society (affiliated to CWAAS)(Tel: 01946 724634), 2 pm, Market Hall, Egremont. Visitors £3.


20 November 2017 | South Cumbria

Katherine Parr | Speaker: Dr Tom Clare
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


20 November 2017 | East Cumbria

Reminiscences of my life during the Cultural Revolution - growing up in Guangxi Province, southern China | Speaker: Sue Li
Upper Eden Hist. Soc. (Tel: 017683 42135), Kirby Stephen Grammar School. Visitors £3.


21 November 2017 | South Cumbria

Place Names and the Landscape in Mediaeval North-West England | Speaker: Dr Alan Crosby
Mourholme LHS (Tel: 01524 701429), Village Hall, Yealand Redmayne. Visitors £2.


21 November 2017 | West Cumbria

Richard III in the North | Speaker: June Hill
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


23 November 2017 | West Cumbria

In search of Arctic Wonders: Cumbrians and polar exploration | Speaker: Dr Rob David
Lamplugh & District Heritage Soc. (Tel: 01946 861493), Village Hall, Lamplugh. 8pm. Visitors £3


23 November 2017 | South Cumbria

Archaeology in the Lake District | Speaker: Eleanor Kingston
Levens LHG (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


24 November 2017 | South Cumbria

"The Name of the House was one time famous". Furness Abbey before the Abbey | Speaker: Dan Elsworth
Barrow-in-Furness Civic & LHS (Tel: 015395 30535), Trinity Church Centre, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness. Visitors £2.50


4 December 2017 | South Cumbria

‘A Grand Tour of Lakeland from Victorian Glass Plate Negatives’ (followed by refreshments) | Speaker: Ian Jones
Kendal Historical & Archaeological Soc.(affil CWAAS)(Tel: 01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, 76 Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


6 December 2017 | East Cumbria

The Highland Clearances | Speaker: Mike Winstanley
Sedbergh & District History Society (Tel: 015396 20605), Settlebeck School, Sedbergh, 7.30pm. Visitors £2.


7 December 2017 | North Cumbria

The Evacuees | Speaker: David Moorat
Warwick Bridge LHG, Corby Hill Methodist Chapel. Visitors £2.50


7 December 2017 | North Cumbria

Christmas Meeting (details to follow) |
Hesket LHG (Tel: 016974 75923), Village Hall, Low Hesket. Visitors £3.50


11 December 2017 | East Cumbria

Christmas Tea and prize local history quiz |
CWAAS Penrith Group (Tel: 01768 867581 ), Friends' Meeting House, Penrith (*2pm*). Visitors £3.


11 December 2017 | South Cumbria

‘Markets to Supermarkets—200 years of shopping’ | Speaker: Mike Winstanley
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


11 December 2017 | East Cumbria

Xmas mince pies, cake. The Vikings in Cumbria | Speaker: Sheena Gemmell
Upper Eden Hist. Soc. (Tel: 017683 42135), Kirby Stephen Grammar School. Visitors £3.


12 December 2017 | South Cumbria

The Way It Was - Early Childhood Memories of Farming, Shops and Christmas (around Windermere) | Speaker: Sue Jones
Staveley & District Hist. Soc. (Tel: 01539 821224), Staveley School. Visitors £2.


12 December 2017 | South Cumbria

Memories of an auctioneer | Speaker: Howard Whittaker
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


12 December 2017 | East Cumbria

Christmas Quiz |
Kirkoswald & Renwick Hist. Group (Tel: 01768 254057), Methodist Chapel, Renwick. Visitors £2.


18 December 2017 | South Cumbria

Christmas Meeting – format and speaker to be decided
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


21 December 2017 | South Cumbria

Thursday. Local Surgeons of the 18th and early 19th Centuries | Speaker: Brian Rhodes
Mourholme LHS (Tel: 01524 701429), Village Hall, Yealand Redmayne. Visitors £2.


8 January 2018 | South Cumbria

‘The Rise & Fall of the Northumbrian Kingdom’ | Speaker: Fiona Edmonds
Kendal Historical & Archaeological Soc.(affil CWAAS)(Tel: 01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, 76 Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


8 January 2018 | East Cumbria

Jonas Barber, Clockmaker | Speaker: Tim Sykes
CWAAS Penrith Group (Tel: 01768 867581 ), Friends' Meeting House, Penrith (*2pm*). Visitors £3.


8 January 2018 | South Cumbria

AGM |
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


9 January 2018 | South Cumbria

How to study the history of your house. | Speaker: Dr Stephen Caunce
Staveley & District Hist. Soc. (Tel: 01539 821224), Staveley School. Visitors £2.


9 January 2018 | South Cumbria

From Clay to Shale - U3A Furness project on brickmaking in Furness from 1840 to the present day
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


9 January 2018 | East Cumbria

The Pilgrimage of Grace in Cumberland and Westmorland 1536-7 | Speaker: Dick O'Brien
Kirkoswald & Renwick Hist. Group (Tel: 01768 254057), Methodist Chapel, Renwick. Visitors £2.


11 January 2018 | West Cumbria

The Derwentwater Disaster  | Speaker: Ray Greenhow
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3


15 January 2018 | South Cumbria

Railways and the Growth of Arnside | Speaker: Rob David
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


15 January 2018 | East Cumbria

30th Anniversary. Musical Evening for Candlemass (bring your favourite Christmas tree decoration). Also with Westmorland snacks | Catherine Ashcroft, Dale and Freda Lodge
Upper Eden Hist. Soc. (Tel: 017683 42135), Kirby Stephen Grammar School. Visitors £3.


16 January 2018 | West Cumbria

Morton Sundour and Solway Dyes - a Carlisle success story | Speaker: John Hudson
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


17 January 2018 |  East Cumbria

How water shaped Kendal| Speaker: Geoff Brambles
Sedbergh & District History Society (Tel: 015396 20605), Settlebeck School, Sedbergh, 7.30pm. Visitors £2.


18 January 2018 | South Cumbria

AGM: Science, superstition and sorcery: ‘wise men’ in Westmorland during the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries | Speaker: Ian Hodgkinson
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


19 January 2018 | North Cumbria

The Stainton West site and its Importance | Speaker: Fraser Brown
CWAAS Carlisle Regional Group, 7.15pm, Tullie House. Visitors £3.


20 January 2018 | South Cumbria

‘The Ancient Woodlands of Cumbria’ | Speaker: Forester Edward Mills
S.W Cumbria History & Archaeology Society (affiliated to CWAAS)(Tel: 01946 724634), 2 pm, Market Hall, Egremont. Visitors £3.


22 January 2018 | East Cumbria

‘The Shap Stones’ | Speaker: Patrick Neaves
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244), Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50


24 January 2018 | South Cumbria

Broughton Soldiers in the Great War 1917 | Speaker: Peter Greenwood
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


24 January 2018 | South Cumbria

Cumbrian Stone Circles | Speaker: Tom Clare
Mourholme LHS (Tel: 01524 701429), Village Hall, Yealand Redmayne. Visitors £2.


1 February 2018 | North Cumbria

Cumwhitton Moss | Speaker: David Park
Warwick Bridge LHG, Corby Hill Methodist Chapel. Visitors £2.50


1 February 2018 | South Cumbria

For Tortola: Quakers, Lonsdale merchants and West Indies 1750-1850. | Speaker: Mike Winstanley
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £2.50.


5 February 2018 | South Cumbria

‘The History of Coniston Copper Mines’ | Speaker: Warren Allison
Kendal Historical & Archaeological Soc.(affil CWAAS)(Tel: 01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, 76 Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


7 February 2018 |  East Cumbria

The history of Holme Mills  | Speaker: Geoff Page
Sedbergh & District History Society (Tel: 015396 20605), Settlebeck School, Sedbergh, 7.30pm. Visitors £2.


12 February 2018 | East Cumbria

Outside the Law'. Crime and Policing in the Victorian North West | Speaker: Mike Winstanley
CWAAS Penrith Group (Tel: 01768 867581), Friends' Meeting House, Penrith (*2pm*). Visitors £3.


12 February 2018 | South Cumbria

‘Watermill History’ | Speaker: Charles Rowntree
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


13 February 2018 | South Cumbria

Liverpool Cowcatchers' | Speaker: David Joy
Staveley & District Hist. Soc. (Tel: 01539 821224), Staveley School. Visitors £2.


13 February 2018 | South Cumbria

Having fun in Cumbria | Speaker: Bill Myers
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


13 February 2018 | East Cumbria

Droving in Cumbria | Speaker: Peter Roebuck
Kirkoswald & Renwick Hist. Group (Tel: 01768 254057), Methodist Chapel, Renwick. Visitors £2.


15 February 2018 | South Cumbria

'Over Sands to the Lakes': Journeys over Morecambe Bay before and after the Age of Steam | Speaker: Dr Christopher Donaldson
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


16 February 2018 | North Cumbria

A 17th Century Time Capsule | Speaker: Chris Craghill
CWAAS Carlisle Regional Group, 7.15pm, Tullie House. Visitors £3.


17 February 2018 | South Cumbria

‘The Archaeology of Duddon Valley Longhouses’ | Speaker: Stephe Cove (Duddon Valley Local History Group).
S.W Cumbria History & Archaeology Society (affiliated to CWAAS)(Tel: 01946 724634), 2 pm, Market Hall, Egremont. Visitors £3.


19 February 2018 | South Cumbria

AGM – followed by The Barony of Kendal – from Border Wars to the 21st Century | Speaker: Barbara Blatchford
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


19 February 2018 | East Cumbria

The History of Cross Keys and its Quaker connection | Alan Clowes
Upper Eden Hist. Soc. (Tel: 017683 42135), Kirby Stephen Grammar School. Visitors £3.


20 February 2018 | West Cumbria

A Museum Miscellany | Speaker: The Pats
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


21 February 2018 |  East Cumbria

St Helena - a final voyage? | Speaker: Mike Beecroft
Sedbergh & District History Society (Tel: 015396 20605), Dent Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Visitors £2.


26 February 2018 | East Cumbria

‘From the Romans to the Restoration’ | Speaker: Jean Jackson
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244), Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50


28 February 2018 | South Cumbria

Jack Kitchen, the Windermere Inventor | Speaker: Diana Matthews
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


28 February 2018 | South Cumbria

Fishermen on Morecambe Bay | Speaker: Michelle Cooper
Mourholme LHS (Tel: 01524 701429), Village Hall, Yealand Redmayne. Visitors £2.


1 March 2018 | South Cumbria

300 years of schooling in Satterthawite and Rusland | Speaker: Dr Suzanne Tiplady
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £2.50.


5 March 2018 | South Cumbria

‘Worlds in Transformation: Celtic Art & Roman Conquest in Central Britain’ | Speaker: Hunter Fraser
Kendal Historical & Archaeological Soc.(affil CWAAS)(Tel: 01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, 76 Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


7 March 2018 |  East Cumbria

Discovering a landscape of industry | Speaker: Andy Lowe
Sedbergh & District History Society (Tel: 015396 20605), Settlebeck School, Sedbergh, 7.30pm. Visitors £2.


8 March 2018 | West Cumbria

The Great War – Ambleside’s Story | Speaker: Judith Shingler
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3


12 March 2018 | East Cumbria

The Oral History of Cumbria | Speaker: Elizabeth Roberts
CWAAS Penrith Group (Tel: 01768 867581), Friends' Meeting House, Penrith (*2pm*). Visitors £3.


12 March 2018 | South Cumbria

‘Stone Circles and Burial Mounds’ | Speaker: Dr Tom Clare
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


13 March 2018 | South Cumbria

The Lakes through Victorian Slides | Speaker: Ian Jones
Staveley & District History Society (Tel: 01539 821224), Staveley School, 7.30 pm, Visitors £2.


13 March 2018 | South Cumbria

Hodbarrow, Millom, several years of history | Speaker: Dave Kelly
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


13 March 2018 | East Cumbria

Re-enactment of the 19C trial of a Poacher (using the trial transcript).
Kirkoswald & Renwick Hist. Group (Tel: 01768 254057), Methodist Chapel, Renwick. Visitors £2.


15 March 2018 | South Cumbria

'A Trip to Switzerland in 1916': A little known aspect of WW1 | Speaker: Tony Foster
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


15 March 2018 | East Cumbria

'James Bland Sheep Farmer' | Speaker: John Sharpe
Orton & Tebay LHS (Tel: 015396 24410), Tebay Methodist Church. Visitors £2.50.


16 March 2018 | North Cumbria

The Galloway Viking hoard | Speaker: Andrew Nicholson
CWAAS Carlisle Regional Group, 7.15pm, Tullie House. Visitors £3.


17 March 2018 | South Cumbria

‘The Early Maps of Cumbria’ | Speaker: Dr. Bill Shannon (of CWAAS)
S.W Cumbria History & Archaeology Society (affiliated to CWAAS)(Tel: 01946 724634), 2 pm, Market Hall, Egremont. Visitors £3.


17 March 2018 | South Cumbria

‘Spring Meeting & AGM
Cumbria Railway Association, Carras Green Golf Club, Burneside, details TBC.


19 March 2018 | South Cumbria

St Kilda; a Social History | Speaker: Steve Halliwell
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


19 March 2018 | East Cumbria

The Mining and Use of Gypsum in the Eden Valley | Speaker: Graham Brooks
Upper Eden Hist. Soc. (Tel: 017683 42135), Kirby Stephen Grammar School. Visitors £3.


20 March 2018| West Cumbria

Wainright's Coast to Coast Walk | Speaker: Norman Godfrey
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


21 March 2018 | East Cumbria

From Iron Age track to motorway: two thousand years through the Lune Gorge | Speaker: Graham Hooley
Sedbergh & District History Society (Tel: 015396 20605), Settlebeck School, Sedbergh, 7.30pm. Visitors £2.


26 March 2018 | East Cumbria

‘The Shap Fell Road’ | Speaker: Liz Amos
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244), Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50


28 March 2018 | South Cumbria

Settlement and Field Names in Finsthwaite | Speaker: Elizabeth Roberts
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


28 March 2018 | South Cumbria

The Arthurian Legend in Lancashire and Beyond | Speaker: Dr Andrew Breeze
Mourholme LHS (Tel: 01524 701429), Village Hall, Yealand Redmayne. Visitors £2.


5 April 2018 | North Cumbria

The Quintinshill Disaster | Speaker: Stephen White
Warwick Bridge LHG, Corby Hill Methodist Chapel. Visitors £2.50


5 April 2018 | South Cumbria

If God Permits: Myths and Realities behind the Stagecoach Era. | Speaker: Stephen Caunce
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £2.50.


9 April 2018 | South Cumbria

AGM & ‘Guarding the Pass: Low Borrowbridge in the Tebay Gorge’ | Speaker: Graham Hooley
Kendal Historical & Archaeological Soc.(affil CWAAS)(Tel: 01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, 76 Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


9 April 2018 | East Cumbria

Waiter, Miner, Butcher, Spy'. Germans and Austrians in Cumbria during the First World War | Speaker: Rob David
CWAAS Penrith Group (Tel: 01768 867581 ), Friends' Meeting House, Penrith (*2pm*). Visitors £3.


9 April 2018 | South Cumbria

‘Any Old iron: Fingerposts and Foundries in Cumbria | Speakers: Mike and Kate Lea
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


10 April 2018 | South Cumbria

The Harringtons of Gleaston Castle | Speaker: Isabel Sneesby
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


10 April 2018 | South Cumbria

AGM & Members Evening.
Staveley & District History Society (Tel: 01539 821224), Staveley School, 7.30 pm, Visitors £2.


10 April 2018 | East Cumbria

Pagans, Ranters, Quakers and Other Dissenters - religion on Alston Moor | Speaker: Alastair Robertson
Kirkoswald & Renwick Hist. Group (Tel: 01768 254057), Methodist Chapel, Renwick. Visitors £2.


15 April 2018 | South Cumbria

One Day Conference at Seascale
Cumbria Family History Society - see website for further details: www.cumbriafhs.com


16 April 2018 | South Cumbria

The Cumbrian Monasteries | Speaker: Harry Hawkins
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


16 April 2018 | East Cumbria

AGM and The Evolution of Commercial Barnard Castle | Carol Dougherty
Upper Eden Hist. Soc. (Tel: 017683 42135), Kirby Stephen Grammar School. Visitors £3.


17 April 2018| West Cumbria

Boggles of Cumbria - a chance to meet ghosts and ghouls of W.Cumbria | Speakers: Alan Cleaver and Lesley Park
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


19 April 2018 | South Cumbria

'The Boundaries of Beetham | Speaker: Peter Standing
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


19 April 2018 | East Cumbria

A Horrible History of Cumbrian Railways | Speaker: Bill Myers
Orton & Tebay LHS (Tel: 015396 24410), Tebay Methodist Church. Visitors £2.50.


20 April 2018 | North Cumbria

The Penrith workhouses and their connections. | Speaker: Peter Lewis
CWAAS Carlisle Regional Group, 7.15pm, Tullie House. Visitors £3.


23 April 2018 | East Cumbria

‘Smoke over Shap’ | Speaker: Jean Scott-Smith
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244), Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50


25 April 2018 | South Cumbria

"Unearthing the Past" | Speaker: Stuart Flett
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


25 April 2018 | South Cumbria

AGM followed by 'If God Permits; Myths and Realities behind the Stagecoach Era' | Speaker: Dr Stephen Caunce
Mourholme LHS (Tel: 01524 701429), Village Hall, Yealand Redmayne. Visitors £2.


8 May 2018 | South Cumbria

Short AGM followed by The families of Holker Hall | Speaker: Janet Smith
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


8 May 2018 | South Cumbria

Summer visit to High Lickbarrow Farm
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389).


10 May 2018 | West Cumbria

The Remarkable Literary History of Mirehouse  | Speaker: John Spedding
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3


14 May 2018 | East Cumbria

AGM and The First Roman Map of Britain | Speaker: Bill Shannon
CWAAS Penrith Group (Tel: 01768 867581), Friends' Meeting House, Penrith (*2pm*). Visitors £3.


14 May 2018 | South Cumbria

Summer excursion: Jenny Brown's Point
Kendal Historical. & Archaeological Society (Tel: 01539 722006).


15 May 2018 | West Cumbria

'St Bees' | Speaker: Rosemary Hutt
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


17 May 2018 | South Cumbria

'The Families of Holker Hall | Speaker: Janet Smith
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


17 May 2018 | East Cumbria

My National Service | Speaker: John Falshaw
Orton & Tebay LHS (Tel: 015396 24410), Tebay Methodist Church. Visitors £2.50.


21 May 2018 | East Cumbria

AGM followed by Members Evening
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244), Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50


23 May 2018 | South Cumbria

Settlements and Field Names in Finsthwaite | Speaker: Sophia Martin
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


23 May 2018 | West Cumbria

Visit to Mirehouse - Details to follow | Speaker: John Spedding
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3


4 June 2018 | South Cumbria

Summer excursion: Burton Church
Kendal Historical. & Archaeological Society (Tel: 01539 722006).


7 June 2018 | North Cumbria

Cumbrian Brick and Tile Works | Speaker: Graham Brooks
Warwick Bridge LHG, Corby Hill Methodist Chapel. Visitors £2.50


7 June 2018 | South Cumbria

TBA | Speaker: TBA
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £2.50.


9 June 2018 | South Cumbria

One Day Conference and AGM at Burton-in-Kendal
Cumbria Family History Society - see website for further details: www.cumbriafhs.com


12 June 2018 | South Cumbria

Guided visit to Holker Hall | Details to be announced.
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229)


12 June 2018 | South Cumbria

Summer visit to Fell Foot Park
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389).


14 June 2018 | West Cumbria

AGM + Stone Circles of Cumbria | Speaker: Tom Clare
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3


19 June 2018 | West Cumbria

Northumberland Coast and Grace Darling | Speaker: Paul Heslop
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


21 June 2018 | South Cumbria

Tour TBC
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318).


21 June 2018 | East Cumbria

Place Names | Speaker: Jean Scott-Smith
Orton & Tebay LHS (015396 24410), Tebay Methodist Church. Visitors £2.50.


25 June 2018 | East Cumbria

Visit to Ambleside - Romans to Bridge House, led by archaeologist Steve Dickinson’
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244)


27 June 2018 | South Cumbria

AGM
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


10 July 2018 | South Cumbria

Guided visit to St Mary's Parish Church in Ulverston | Details to be announced.
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229)


12 July 2018 | West Cumbria

William Brownrigg MD, FRS – ‘a physician and philosopher eminently distinguished’ | Speaker: Dr Phil Sykes
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3


17 July 2018 | West Cumbria

Visit to Keswick Museum - Chris Bonnington Exhibition
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331).


19 July 2018 | East Cumbria

Visit to Newby Hall: Home of John Weaver | MEMBERS ONLY
Orton & Tebay LHS (Tel: 015396 24410)


23 July 2018 | East Cumbria

Visit to Preston Patrick Hall
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244)


6 August 2018| South Cumbria

Summer excursion: Titus Wilson
Kendal Historical. & Archaeological Society (Tel: 01539 722006).


14 August 2018 | South Cumbria

Guided visit to Levens Hall | Details to be announced.
North Lonsdale H.S. (Tel: 01229 869229)


Saturday 1 September 2018| South Cumbria

Summer excursion: Ravenstonedale and Smardale
Kendal Historical. & Archaeological Society (Tel: 01539 722006).


6 September 2018 | South Cumbria

Archaeology projects around Morecambe Bay | Speaker: Louise Martin
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £2.50.


10 September 2018 | South Cumbria

The Packhorse Trade - Its Routes & Bridges| Speaker: Margaret Dickinson
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


13 September 2018 | West Cumbria

‘Breaking up is hard to do’: selling the Lowther estates in West Cumberland | Speaker: Dr Alan Crosby
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3


18 September 2018 | West Cumbria

Cumbria on the Edge | Speakers: David & Mandy Thomason
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


20 September 2018 | South Cumbria

'Hubert at the Front - The WWI Experiences of Sergeant Hubert Simpson, R.A.M.C. | Speaker: Margaret Owen
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


20 September 2018 | East Cumbria

Agriculture in Cumbria WW1 | Speaker: Richard Preston
Orton & Tebay LHS (Tel: 015396 24410), Tebay Methodist Church/Orton Market Hall. Visitors £2.50.


24 September 2018 | East Cumbria

The Border Reivers | Speaker: Christopher Robson
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244), Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50


4 October 2018 | South Cumbria

Great Grandad’s Army: Rifle ranges of the Lake District | Speaker: Kevin Grice
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £2.50.


8 October 2018 | South Cumbria

“Riders of Renwick – Life on a Hostile Frontier 1500-1600” | Speaker: Richard Brockington
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 7.30pm,  Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


16 October 2018 | West Cumbria

AGM followed by slides - 'Problem Peeps'
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


18 October 2018 | South Cumbria

Heritage at Risk in Cumbria: threats, solutions and successes | Speaker: Sarah Howard
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


18 October 2018 | East Cumbria

Cattle Droving Through Cumbria | Speaker: Prof. Peter Roebuck
Orton & Tebay LHS (Tel: 015396 24410), Tebay Methodist Church/Orton Market Hall. Visitors £2.50.


24 October 2018 | East Cumbria

James Barker Bland 1854 - 1942 | Speaker: John Sharpe
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244), Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50


1 November 2018 | South Cumbria

AGM
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £2.50.


8 November 2018 | West Cumbria

TBC | Speaker: TBC
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (Tel: 01900 829812), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3


10 November |

Autumn Meeting.
Cumbria Railway Association, details & venue TBC.


12 November 2018 | South Cumbria

“From Log Boats to Steam Launches in the Lake District” | Speaker: Mrs D Matthews
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00


15 November 2018 | South Cumbria

TBC | Speaker:
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


17 November 2018 | East Cumbria

Social Evening, 7pm for 7.30pm Supper: followed by Ivan Day, Food Historian. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Jean Scott-Smith 01931 716386
Shap LHS (Tel: 01931 716244), Shap Memorial Hall.


10 December 2018 | South Cumbria

“Holidays in the Lake District in the 40s and 50s” | Speaker: Rob David
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 68389), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £2.00