GENERAL EVENTS

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*Announcement*

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is freely available to library card holders through the Cumbria Libraries website along with a remarkable collection of resources from Oxford and elsewhere.

See  https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/Libraries/online_resources/encyclopaedia_ref_dictionaries.asp

You make know that, in collaboration with this, there has been a long term project to create an online source of  Cumbrian biographies -

"CUMBRIAN LIVES"

This is about to be given new life -

more team members are needed!

More information here: AAA Cumbrian Lives

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FREE EVENT-

'12th to 13th century harbour works, boats and ships'

(Evidence from London and elsewhere)

A practical day school  - 9th March 2019

10.15am - 4pm , Allhallows Centre Fletchertown. 

Free of charge as part of Heritage Lottery funding for the Holme Cultram Harbour Project - 

Booking and more information:

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UPPER EDEN HISTORY SOCIETY History Day

"Friends, Romans, Countrymen"

Topics include
The Picts
Cumberland & Westmorland Saints
Roman Roads in East Cumbria
Epiacum Heritage

 9th March 2019, 10 - 4pm

Memorial Hall, Brough

Booking and more information:

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CUMBRIAN RAILWAYS ASSOCIATION

AGM & Conference  £11 (£25 with lunch)

16th March 2019

Kendal Rugby Club,Kendal LA69 6NY.

Booking and more information:

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Visit to the Armitt Library, Ambleside

(includes a presentation by the Ambleside Oral History Group)

28th March 2019, 10.30 - 3.30pm

Tickets £3

Booking and more information:

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CUMBRIA INDUSTRIAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Spring Conference  27th April 2019, 9.30am - 4pm

'OUT OF THE GROUND'

North Lakes Hotel, Penrith

£29 (includes lunch)

More information:

Booking:

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'Christianity in Penrith and Area since c.300 AD'

A talk by Professor Michael Mullett

Saturday May 11th 2019 10.00 am - 12.00 am.

THE HAYDOCK ROOM, SAINT CATHERINE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, PENRITH.

More information

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Cumbria Local History Federation

AGM & Annual Convention

Saturday 5th October 2019

Helena Thompson Museum, Park End Road, Workington, CA14 4DE

Details to be announced,

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CUMBRIAN RAILWAYS ASSOCIATION

AGM & Conference

Saturday 9th November 2019

Lancaster House, Green Lane, Lancaster LA14 4GJ

more information

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CLHF Member group events

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


19 February 2019 | West Cumbria

Blood Bikes | Speaker: Anne Marie/Tony Rutherford
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


20 February 2019 | East Cumbria

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


20 February 2019 |  South Cumbria

Invasion via Garsdale, June 1487 | Speaker: Adrian Braddon
Sedbergh & District History Society (015396 20605), Dent Memorial Hall. Visitors £2.


21 February 2019 | South Cumbria

Liverpool Cowkeepers | Speaker: Dave Joy
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


21 February 2019 | South Cumbria

Bank barns, Boskins and Bee Boles (old Lakeland farm buildings) | Speaker: Andy Lowe
Staveley & District Hist. Soc. (01539 821224), Ings Parish Hall LA8 9PY. Visitors £2.


25 February 2019 | East Cumbria

Weather Lore | Speaker: Jean Scott-Smith
Shap LHS (01931 716386, Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50.


27 February 2019 | South Cumbria

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


1 March 2019 | South Cumbria

Iron Gall Ink and Use in Old Manuscripts | Speaker: Terry Harvey-Chadwick, SV Educational Services
Millom & District LHS (01229 77 2055 ), Millom Methodist Church, LA18 4DN. Visitors £3.


4 March 2019 | South Cumbria

"Must Farm: Investigations of life on a Bronze Age river" | Speaker: Iona Robinson Zeki
Kendal Historical. & Archaeological Society (01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, Yard 76, Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


4 March 2019 | South Cumbria

Old Westmorland and Cumberland (Film archive) | Speaker: Jim Bownass
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


6 March 2019 |  South Cumbria

His sisters and his cousins and his aunts! The wide-ranging roles of women” | Speaker: Diane Elphick
Sedbergh & District History Society (015396 20605), Settlebeck School. Visitors £2.


6 March 2019 | West Cumbria

Hidden Treasures: seeking out Neolithic Langdale axes in Cumbria | Speaker: Sally Taylor, Oxford University
Friends of Keswick Museum (Tel: 017687 73801), Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick. Visitors £4.00.


11 March 2019 | South Cumbria

Vernacular Architecture | Speaker: June Hill
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535). 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00.


12 March 2019 | South Cumbria

Lord Birkett of Ulverston| Speaker: Jack Rice
North Lonsdale H.S. (01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


14 March 2019 | West Cumbria

25th Anniversary Lecture. Lordship and Manor: the Norman imprint on the area covered by the Society | Speaker: Professor Angus Winchester
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (01900 829097), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


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.


19 March 2019 | West Cumbria

The Corpse Roads of Cumbria | Speaker: Alan Cleaver
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. 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.


21 March 2019 | South Cumbria

Warton Crag - an Iron Age Hill Fort - or is it? | Speaker: Kevin Grice
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


21 March 2019 | South Cumbria

From log-boats to steam launches in the Lake District | Speaker: Diane Matthews
Staveley & District Hist. Soc. (01539 821224), Ings Parish Hall LA8 9PY. Visitors £2.


21 March 2019 | South Cumbria

An Anthology of Ireleth and Askam | Speaker: Daniel Edwards
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


25 March 2019 | East Cumbria

Brougham Castle and Roman Fort | Speaker: Joseph Jackson
Shap LHS (01931 716386, Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50


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.


27 March 2019 | North Cumbria

Medieval Forgers - Nuns of Armathwaite | Speaker: Harry Hawkins
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626), Caldbeck Parish Hall . Visitors £3.


1 April 2019 | South Cumbria

Tracing the History of Barrow through its Buildings | Speaker: D Laird
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


4 April 2019 | North Cumbria

Saving the Settle/Carlisle | Speaker: Stan Abbott
Warwick Bridge LHG (01228 560659), Check venue! Corby Hill Methodists Chapel OR Downagate Centre. Visitors £2.50


1 April 2019 | South Cumbria

AGM followed by Lighting up the town: A history of gasworks in Cumbria’. | Speaker: Roger Baker
Kendal Historical. & Archaeological Society (01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, Yard 76, Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


5 April 2019 | South Cumbria

Voice from the Archive – Poems, Diaries and Letters | Speaker: Susan Benson, Barrow Archives & Library
Millom & District LHS (01229 77 2055 ), Millom Methodist Church, LA18 4DN. Visitors £3.


8 April 2019 | South Cumbria

Cumbria's contribution to the medical needs of the first World War| Speaker: Richard Preston
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535). 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00.


9 April 2019 | South Cumbria

Lancaster Canal| Speaker: John Acres
North Lonsdale H.S. (01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. 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.


16 April 2019 | West Cumbria

Cotton of Cumbria - the Stead McAlpin story | Speaker: Ros Downing
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


17 April 2019 | North Cumbria

The Bewleys of Cumberland (How Canon Savage savaged our family) | Speaker: Bill Bewley
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626), Caldbeck Parish Hall. Visitors £3.


18 April 2019 | South Cumbria

Waiter, Miner, Butcher, Spy: Germans and Austrians in Cumbria during the First World War | Speaker: Rob David
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


18 April 2019 | South Cumbria

AGM and members evening
Staveley & District Hist. Soc. (01539 821224), Ings Parish Hall LA8 9PY. Visitors £2.


18 April 2019 | South Cumbria

St Bees Man | Speaker: Chris Robson
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


22 April 2019 | East Cumbria

Holidaying in the Lake District 1940s & 50s | Speaker: Dr Rob David
Shap LHS (01931 716386, Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50.


24 April 2019 | South Cumbria

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


3 May 2019 | South Cumbria

A Summer in Howtown in 1940: Communism, Czech Refugees and MI5 | Speaker: Dr. Rob David
Millom & District LHS (01229 77 2055 ), Millom Methodist Church, LA18 4DN. Visitors £3.


4 May 2019 | South Cumbria

Walk and Field Study at Howtown on the topic of the Friday talk. See the CWAAS Events Website for details TBA  - https://cumbriapast.com | Speaker: Dr. Rob David
Millom & District LHS (01229 77 2055 )


9 May 2019 | West Cumbria

Viking Longhouses in Cumbria| Speaker: Steve Dickinson
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (01900 829097), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


13 May 2019 | South Cumbria

The Islands of Barrow | Speaker: John Murphy
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


14 May 2019 | South Cumbria

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


15th May 2019 | North Cumbria

Lumps and Bumps - Surveys in the Caldbeck Area | Speaker: Graham Brooks
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626), Caldbeck Parish Hall. Visitors £3.


16 May 2019 | South Cumbria

Mardale - Echoes and Reflections of a Lost Lakeland Community | Speaker: Jean Scott-Smith
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


20 May 2019 | East Cumbria

AGM followed by 'Milestones, Mileposts and Finger Posts of Cumbria' also Restoration Projects | Speaker: Terry Moore, Milestone Society
Shap LHS (01931 716386, Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50.


21 May 2019 | West Cumbria

A Stained Glass Demonstration | Speaker: Sarah Jackson
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. 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.


23 May 2019 | South Cumbria

Lancaster Castle | Speaker: Colin Penny
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


3 June 2019 | South Cumbria

The Barrow Blitz and the Furness Home Front in the Second World War | Speaker: Bill Myers
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


6 June 2019 | North Cumbria

Pagans! Ranters! Dissenters! Quakers! And more religion on Alston Moor | Speaker: Alaister Robertson
Warwick Bridge LHG (01228 560659), Check venue! Corby Hill Methodists Chapel OR Downagate Centre. Visitors £2.50.


7 June 2019 | South Cumbria

Millom & District LHS (01229 77 2055 )


13 June 2019 | West Cumbria

AGM plus talk and exhibits. A social history of Loweswater through key moments in time | Speaker: Dr Derek Denman
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (01900 829097), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


18 June 2019 | West Cumbria

How Pa met Ma | Speaker: Anthony Payne
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


19th June 2019 | North Cumbria

The Building of the Newlands Mill | Speaker: Ronnie Stobart
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626), Caldbeck Parish Hall. Visitors £3.


20 June 2019 | South Cumbria

Visit to Lancaster Castle
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


20 June 2019 | South Cumbria

Millom – growth of a Victorian Newtown 1860 – 1870 | Speaker: Stephe Cove
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


24 June 2019 | East Cumbria

Visit to Brougham Castle and fort led by Joseph Jackson.
Shap LHS (01931 716386), Please book: tickets: £4.50, over 65s: £4.90


26 June 2019 | South Cumbria

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


1 July 2019 | South Cumbria

Ulverston Cemetery | Speaker: Rod White
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


11 July 2019 | West Cumbria

Cumbria's explosive coast | Speaker: Bill Myers
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (01900 829097), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


16 July 2019 | West Cumbria

Meal and Social Evening at the Museum
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington.


17th July 2019 | North Cumbria

Horrible History of Cumbrian Railways | Speaker: Bill Myers
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626), Caldbeck Parish Hall. Visitors £3.


18 July 2019 | South Cumbria

The Bobbin Mill at Force, Satterthwaite | Speaker: Dr Suzanne Tiplady
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


22 July 2019 | East Cumbria

Visit to the Reagill Image Garden
Shap LHS (01931 716386), please book.


15 August 2019 | South Cumbria

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


21st August 2019 | North Cumbria

OUTING -  Venue to be announced
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626)


2 September 2019 | South Cumbria

Cumbria and Lancashire Illustrated: the region from early C19 prints? | Speaker: Mike Winstanley
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


9 September 2019 | South Cumbria

A closer look at Ulverston - Architectural clues to its fascinating past | Speaker: David Fellows
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535). 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00.


12 September 2019 | West Cumbria

The 1st Battalion of the Border Regiment at the Battle of Arnhem, 1944 | Speaker: Stuart Eastwood
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (01900 829097), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


17 September 2019 | West Cumbria

Magical Wildlife of the Galapagos | Speaker: Keith Snell
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington.


18th September 2019 | North Cumbria

'Now then Lad' - Policing Memories of Caldbeck & Cumbria | Speaker: Norman Atkinson
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626), Caldbeck Parish Hall. Visitors £3.


19 September 2019 | South Cumbria

Longhouses, bloomeries and the Manor of Witherslack | Speaker: Jeremy Rowan-Robinson
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


19 September 2019 | South Cumbria

The Corpse Roads | Speaker: Alan Cleaver
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


23 September 2019 | East Cumbria

Pubs and Inns of Westmorland | Speaker: Val Fermer
Shap LHS (01931 716386, Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50.


7 October 2019 | South Cumbria

Ashlack Hall, visit & talk | Speaker: Mark Keegan
Furness Family History Society, booking: info@furnessfhs.co.uk, 6.30pm


14th October 2019 | South Cumbria

Tyson & Todhunters, Mungoe and Lancelot. Personal names and local history in Cumbria | Speaker: Prof Angus Winchester
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535). 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00.


16th October 2019 | North Cumbria

MI5 Spies and Caldbeck | Speaker: Dr Rob David
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626), Caldbeck Parish Hall. Visitors £3.


17 October 2019 | West Cumbria

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


17 October 2019 | South Cumbria

Francis Strickland and the Jacobite Rebellions | Speaker: Ian Hodkinson
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


17 October 2019 | South Cumbria

Film Night’ – Charcoal burning in the Rusland Valley
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


28 October 2019 | East Cumbria

A Journey Through Time around Morecambe Bay | Speaker: Dr Jean Turnbull
Shap LHS (01931 716386, Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50.


4 November 2019 | South Cumbria

A walk around Whitehaven's Georgian splendour| Speaker: Mr Stephe Cove
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


11th November 2019 | South Cumbria

Outside the Law: crime, policing and punishment. Patterns of crime, the development of local police forces and the changing role of local prisons | Speaker: Mike Winstanley
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535). 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00.


14 November 2019 | West Cumbria

Roman Roads through the Lakes | Speaker: Dr Paul Hindle
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (01900 829097), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


SATURDAY 16 November 2019 | East Cumbria

Social evening: Supper followed by Discovering Lakeland Villages | Speaker: Andy Lowe
Shap LHS (01931 716386), 7 for 7.30pm Shap Memorial Hall. BOOKING ESSENTIAL


20th November 2019 | North Cumbria

SUPPER & AGM
Caldbeck & District Local History Society (016974 78626)


21 November 2019 | South Cumbria

Morecambe Bay in the early medieval period: a frontier zone? | Speaker: Fiona Edmonds
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


21 November 2019 | South Cumbria

Whaling from Whitehaven | Speaker: Dr David Rob
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


2 December 2019 | South Cumbria

Barrow and Docks - 150 years| Speaker: Sue Benson
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


19th December 2019 | South Cumbria

Pubs and Breweries in South Cumbria (Cartmel Fell) | Speaker: Bill Myers
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535). 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00.


3 February 2020| South Cumbria

Lakeland Architecture through the Centuries | Speaker: Andy Lowe
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


2 March 2020 | South Cumbria

Games, Pastimes & Work: Childhood in South Lakeland in Early C20 | Speaker: Jean Turnbull
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.


6 April 2020 | South Cumbria

Rampside Church | Speaker: Rod White
Furness Family History Society (info@furnessfhs.co.uk), Barrow Island Primary School, Island Road, Barrow Island. Visitors £2.