GENERAL EVENTS

 


 

 

UPCOMING KESWICK MUSEUM VISITS 2018

 THURSDAY 14th June @ 1 pm.

First Ascent of Mont Blanc

Talk by Brian Martland about the first ascent on Mont Blanc in the

18th Century.

      No need to book. Talk is free, but donations welcome

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            SATURDAY 16th June @ 7 pm

Everest The Hard Way

Doug Scott CBE will be telling the story of how he and Dougal Haston made the first ascent of the world's highest mountain by its massive South West Face in September 1975 and also became the first Britons to stand on the summit.

Tickets cost £12 Adult, £10 Concession and are available from Keswick Museum or through Eventbrite (Booking fee applies to online sales).




CLHF MUSEUM VISITS 2018

RUSKIN MUSEUM, CONISTON

 

Tuesday 19th June, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm.

more information & booking: Ruskin Museum, Coniston

DENT HERITAGE MUSEUM

Tuesday 18th September, 1-00- 4.00 pm

more information & booking: Dent Heritage Centre & Museum

HELENA THOMPSON MUSEUM, WORKINGTON

Thursday 13th December, 1.30 - 3.30 pm.

more information & booking: Helena Thompson Museum

Each visit £6 per head

 




CLHF ANNUAL CONVENTION & AGM

Saturday 6TH OCTOBER 2018

     'The Victoria County History of Cumbria:

Studies in Local History'

Newbiggin Village Hall, Newbiggin, Stainton,

                                    Penrith, CA11 0HT

                                                       For more information: Program, Booking Form, Speakers.

CLHF Member group events

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





21 May 2018 | East Cumbria

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


21 May 2018 | South Cumbria

Historical guided walk of Ambleside with Steve Dickenson. 2.00pm
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540)


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


30 May 2018 | West Cumbria

The Centenary of Women's Suffrages | Speaker: Jane Laskey
Maryport Heritage Society (016973 21737), 7 pm, Maryport Library, Mawson Street. Visitors £2


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 30535).


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


18 June 2018 | South Cumbria

Guided tour of Harris Museum, Preston. 1.00pm
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540)


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.


20 June 2018 | South Cumbria

Summer Outing: Visit to The Terracotta Warriors in Liverpool.
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540)


21 June 2018 | South Cumbria

Walk - The Yards of Kendal. Trevor Hughes.
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.


21 June 2018 | South Cumbria

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


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


16 July 2018 | South Cumbria

Guided visit to site of Sedgwick Gunpowder Works, 6pm. Car share essential
Holme & District LHS (Tel: Ring 01539 723712 or 01524 781613 for meeting details.)


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)


19 July 2018 | South Cumbria

'Take a closer look at stone walls with Stephe Cove' | Speaker: Stephe Cove
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


23 July 2018 | East Cumbria

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


25 July 2018 | South Cumbria

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


14 August 2018 | South Cumbria

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


16 August 2018 | South Cumbria

The Harringtons of Gleaston Castle | Speaker: Isobella Sneesby
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


20 August 2018 | South Cumbria

Guided tour of Cartmel Priory. 6 pm
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540).


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 30535), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00


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


17 September 2018 | South Cumbria

Man and Limestone | Speaker: Dr Peter Standing
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


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.


19 September 2018 | East Cumbria

Cattle Droving Through Cumbria 1600 - 1900 | Speakers: Peter Roebuck
Ravenstonedale Parish History Group (valfermer@gmail.com), Ravenstonedale Community & Heritage Centre. Visitors £3.


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.


20 September 2018 | South Cumbria

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


24 September 2018 | East Cumbria

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


25 September 2018 | South Cumbria

A History of Mining in the Lake District National Park | Speaker: Mark Hatton
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


28 September 2018 |  South Cumbria

“Heath’s, a family business, from market stall to Dalton Road” | Speaker: PHilip Heath
Barrow-in-Furness Civic & LHS (Tel: 015395 30535), Trinity Church Centre, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness.  Visitors £3


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 30535), 7.30pm,  Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00


15 October 2018 | South Cumbria

17th Century Furniture of Cumbria | Speaker: Mr Frank Wood
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


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.


17 October 2018 | East Cumbria

No Labour, No Food, No War | Speakers: Richard Preston
Ravenstonedale Parish History Group (valfermer@gmail.com), Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Visitors £3.


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.


18 October 2018 | South Cumbria

Tales from the Headlines | Speaker: Bill Myers
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


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


24 October 2018 | South Cumbria

Great Grandad’s Army: Rifle ranges of the Lake District | Speaker: Jeremy Rowan-Robinson
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


26 October 2018 |  South Cumbria

The Stories Behind The Stones: Ulverston Cemetery | Speaker: Rod White
Barrow-in-Furness Civic & LHS (Tel: 015395 30535), Trinity Church Centre, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness.  Visitors £3


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 30535), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00


15 November 2018 | South Cumbria

The Lake District World Heritage Site - What does it mean 1 year on? | Speaker: Jamie Lund
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


15 November 2018 | South Cumbria

A Tour of Morecambe Bay | Speaker: Dr Jean Turnbull
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. 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.


19 November 2018 | South Cumbria

Old Silverdale | Speaker: Rod Ireland
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


21 November 2018 | East Cumbria

Soldiers from Ravenstonedale | Speakers: Val Fermer
Ravenstonedale Parish History Group (valfermer@gmail.com), Ravenstonedale Community & Heritage Centre. Visitors £3.


30 November 2018 |  South Cumbria

Holidaying in the Lake District in the 1940's and 1950's | Speaker: Dr Rob David
Barrow-in-Furness Civic & LHS (Tel: 015395 30535), Trinity Church Centre, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness.  Visitors £3


10 December 2018 | South Cumbria

“Holidays in the Lake District in the 40s and 50s” | Speaker: Rob David
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535), 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00


17 December 2018 | South Cumbria

Christmas Meeting – My Life in the Gutter| Speaker: Archie Workman
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


16 January 2019 | East Cumbria

Wartime Farming in the Howgills | Speakers: Hilary Wilson
Ravenstonedale Parish History Group (valfermer@gmail.com), Ravenstonedale Community & Heritage Centre. Visitors £3.


21 January 2019 | South Cumbria

Hat Makers in the Lune Valley | Speaker: Christine Workman
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


23 January 2019 | South Cumbria

Horrible Railway Histories | Speaker: Bill Myers
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


18 February 2019 | South Cumbria

AGM – followed by Local Surgeons – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly | Speaker: Dr Bryan Rhodes
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2


20 February 2018 | East Cumbria

Changes in Newbiggin-on-Lune | Speakers: Les Neal
Ravenstonedale Parish History Group (valfermer@gmail.com), Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Visitors £3.


27 February 2019 | South Cumbria

Old Roads of Cumbria | Speaker: Nick Thorne
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


18 March 2019 | South Cumbria

The Lost Buildings of Kendal | Speaker: Richard Pealing
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


20 March 2019 | East Cumbria

Shorthorn Cattle | Speakers: Steve Fermer
Ravenstonedale Parish History Group (valfermer@gmail.com), Ravenstonedale Community & Heritage Centre. Visitors £3.


27 March 2019 | South Cumbria

The Diaries of Edward Wadham, Agent to the Duke of Buccleugh | Speaker: Susan Benson
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


15 April 2019 | South Cumbria

Railways of South Cumbria | Speaker: John Bateson
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


24 April 2019 | South Cumbria

DVHG Longhouse project | Speaker: Stephe Cove
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


22 May 2019 | South Cumbria

Mills to Mosques along the Liverpool to Leeds Canal | Speaker: David Fellows
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.