GENERAL EVENTS

*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 Live

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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.


24 June 2019 | East Cumbria

Visit to Brougham Castle and fort led by Joseph Jackson.
Shap LHS (01931 716386), Please book: tickets: £5.40, over 65s: £4.90.


26 June 2019 | South Cumbria

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


28 June 2019 | North Cumbria

Village Exploration of Caulbeck | Speaker: Tony Vaulx  N.B. starts at 6.30pm
Hesket LHG (Tel: 016974 75923),  Visitors £3.50


29 June 2019 | West Cumbria

Visit to Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle Airport at 11am
Lamplugh & District Heritage Soc. (Tel: 01946 861493).


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.


11 July 2019 | North Cumbria

Pilgrimage of Grace in Cumberland & Westmorland | Speaker: Dick O'Brien
Hesket LHG (Tel: 016974 75923), Village Hall, Low Hesket. Visitors £3.50.


15 July 2019 | South

Historic Walk in Bolton –le- Sands | James Houghton
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540). MEMBERS ONLY


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. Visitors £2.


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.


24 July 2019 | South Cumbria

Commonwood Slate Quarries | Speaker: Geoff Stebbens
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


25 July 2019 | South Cumbria

Flax Walk High Newton, Barber Green and Low Newton. David Shore and Pat Rowland
Cartmel Peninsula LHS. Details to be announced.


27 July 2019 | West Cumbria

Visit to Lowther Castle at 11am
Lamplugh & District Heritage Soc. (Tel: 01946 861493).


SUNDAY 4 August 2019 | East Cumbria

Visit to 'The Dacre Library' | by kind permission of Tim Sykes
Lowther & Askham History & Archaeological Society (01931 712448): 2.30 - 3.30pm followed by tea.


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).


21 August 2019 | South Cumbria

Visit to Brigflatts Quaker meeting house Nr Sedbergh.
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540). MEMBERS ONLY.


WEDNESDAY 28 August 2019 | West Cumbria

Exhibition at Ennerdale Show, the Leaps, Lamplugh from 10am
Lamplugh & District Heritage Soc. (Tel: 01946 861493).


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.


5 September 2019 | South Cumbria

The Corpse Roads of Cumbria | Speaker: Alan Cleaver and Lesley Park
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £3.00


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.


10 September 2019 | East Cumbria

Communicating with the Past: Some Letters Never Sent | Speaker: Neil Curry
Lowther & Askham History & Archaeological Society (01931 712448), Askham Village Hall. Visitors £3.


10 September 2019 | North Cumbria

Woodland Industries of the Lake District | Speaker: Eleanor Kingston
Hesket LHG (Tel: 016974 75923), Village Hall, Low Hesket. Visitors £3.50.


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.


16 September 2019 | South

The History of Kentmere | Iain Johnston
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


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. Visitors £2.


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.


25 September 2019 | South Cumbria

Lanty Slee - a Smuggler's Life | Speaker: Margaret Dickinson
Mourholme LHS (01524 701429), Yealand Village Hall. Visitors £2.


25 September 2019 | South Cumbria

Coniston Coppermines | Speaker: Mark Hatton
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


26 September 2019 | West Cumbria

D'ye Ken John Peel | Speaker: Dr Sue Allen
Lamplugh & District Heritage Soc. (Tel: 01946 861493), Village Hall, Lamplugh, CA14 4SF. Visitors £3, members £2.


3 October 2019 | South Cumbria

Cattle Droving through Cumbria 1600-1900 | Speaker: Peter Roebuck
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £3.00


7 October 2019 | South Cumbria

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


8 October 2019 | East Cumbria

Open Evening: an opportunity to discuss your research on the history of Askham and other historical discoveries.
Lowther & Askham History & Archaeological Society (01931 712448), Askham Village Hall. Visitors £3.


10 October 2019 | North Cumbria

Coal Mining in the Northern Pennines | Speaker: Graham Brooks
Hesket LHG (Tel: 016974 75923), Village Hall, Low Hesket. Visitors £3.50.


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.


15 October 2019 | West Cumbria

AGM followed by SLIDES - "PROBLEM PEEPS"
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington.Visitors £2.


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.


21 October 2019 | South

Lakeland Architecture through the Centuries | Andy Lowe
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


23 October 2019 | South Cumbria

Furness Abbey and the Fellowship | Speaker: Gill Gepson
Duddon Valley LHG (Tel: 01229 480254), The Victory Hall, Broughton. Visitors £2.


24 October 2019 | West Cumbria

'Get Lost' in the lonnings, trods and lost lanes of Cumbria.   | Speakers: Alan Cleaver & Lesley Park (authors of 'Corpse Roads of Cumbria'.
Lamplugh & District Heritage Soc. (Tel: 01946 861493), Village Hall, Lamplugh, CA14 4SF. Visitors £3, members £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.


30 October 2019 | South Cumbria

The Northumbrian Kingdom | Speaker: Dr Fiona Edmonds
Mourholme LHS (01524 701429), Yealand Village Hall. Visitors £2.


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.


7 November 2019 | South Cumbria

AGM
Cartmel Peninsula LHS (Tel: 015395 32234), Village Hall, Cartmel. Visitors £3.00


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.


12 November 2019 | East Cumbria

Lowther Mining Interests in Cumbria| Speaker: Ian Tyler
Lowther & Askham History & Archaeological Society (01931 712448), Askham Village Hall. Visitors £3.


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.


14 November 2019 | North Cumbria

The Road over the Hill - A6 | Speaker: Jean Scott-Smith
Hesket LHG (Tel: 016974 75923), Village Hall, Low Hesket. Visitors £3.50.


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.


18 November 2019 | South

The Rev. Carus Wilson and the Poor Law in Kirkby Lonsdale | Stuart Newstead
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


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.


27 November 2019 | South Cumbria

The Pilgrimage of Grace | Speaker: Dick O'Brien
Mourholme LHS (01524 701429), Yealand Village Hall. Visitors £2.


28 November 2019 | West Cumbria

Waiter, miner, butcher, spy: Germans and Austrians in Cumbria during WW1 | Speaker: Dr Rob David
Lamplugh & District Heritage Soc. (Tel: 01946 861493), Village Hall, Lamplugh, CA14 4SF. Visitors £3, members £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.


10 December 2019 | East Cumbria

Film Evening: Archive Film and Photographs of Cumbria | Speakers: Andrew Leitch & Jim Bownass.
With Seasonal Refreshments.
Lowther & Askham History & Archaeological Society (01931 712448), Askham Village Hall. Visitors £3.


18 December 2019 | South Cumbria

The Cumbrian Coast Railway | Speaker: David Hindle
Mourholme LHS (01524 701429), Yealand Village Hall. Visitors £2.


18 December 2019 | South

Lancashire Memories at Christmas | Jimmy O’ Donnell
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. 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.


14 January 2020| East Cumbria

Cumbrian Farmhouse Odyssey| Speaker: Chris Craghill
Lowther & Askham History & Archaeological Society (01931 712448), Askham Village Hall. Visitors £3.


20 January 2020 | South

Early Maps of the North West | Dr.Ian Saunders
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


29 January 2020 | South Cumbria

The Lancaster Canal | Speaker: John Acres
Mourholme LHS (01524 701429), Yealand Village Hall. Visitors £2.


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.


11 February 2020 | East Cumbria

Monks, Shepherds and Wool| Speaker: Harry Hawkins
Lowther & Askham History & Archaeological Society (01931 712448), Askham Village Hall. Visitors £3.


17 February 2020 | South

The History of Lancaster Castle - followed by AGM | Dr. Colin Penny
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


26 February 2020 | South Cumbria

Sex & Sin in 17th Century Lancashire | Speaker: Alan Crosby
Mourholme LHS (01524 701429), Yealand Village Hall. 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.


16 March 2020 | South

Cumbria’s Co-operative Societies | Bill Myers
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


25 March 2020 | South Cumbria

The North-West and Slavery| Speaker: Dr Nick Radburn
Mourholme LHS (01524 701429), Yealand Village Hall. 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.


20 April 2020 | South

Milestones, Mileposts and Finger posts in Cumbria| Terry Moore
Holme & District LHS (Tel: 01524 781540), Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Visitors £2.


29 April 2020 | South Cumbria

A Cumbrian Colony in the South Pacific | Speaker: David Fellows
Mourholme LHS (01524 701429), Yealand Village Hall. Visitors £2.