GENERAL EVENTS

NEW PROJECT!

Keele University in association with Carlisle Archives:

The Poor Law, Small Bills and Petty Finance, 1700–1834

Launch Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018, 10.00 am–1.00pm

Carlisle Archive Centre, Lady Gillford’s House,

Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle, CA1 3AJ

See flier: 

ALL WELCOME! Free event but please book.




!Please Note Venue Change!

CUMBRIA INDUSTRIAL HISTORY SOCIETY

SPRING CONFERENCE

"INDUSTRY & SOCIETY"

                       21st APRIL 2018 at The North Lakes Hotel,

                                          Penrith, CA11 8QT.All Welcome.

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




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

Bookings by 8th June please!




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.

Click here GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE for a guide to Booking Speakers!




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


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.


15 March 2018 | South Cumbria

The Role of the Border Regiment in WW1 | Speaker: Stuart Eastwood.
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


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.


23 March 2018 |  South Cumbria

NB: Note change of date & time: Archivist talk: 'The Diaries of Edward Wadham, agent to the Duke of Buccleuch, 1851 - 1913'.
Barrow-in-Furness Civic & LHS (Tel: 015395 30535), Venue: Cumbria Archives & Local Studies Centre, 5pm.


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, Yard 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

'Jonas Barber, Clockmaker' | Speaker: Tim Sykes
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535), 7.30pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00


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.


19 April 2018 | South Cumbria

The Darker Side of Cumbria: Remembering Slavery | Speaker: Rob David
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


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.


27 April 2018 |  South Cumbria

The Bobbin Mills at Force   | Speaker: Dr Suzanne Tiplady
Barrow-in-Furness Civic & LHS (Tel: 015395 30535), Trinity Church Centre, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness.  Visitors £3


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 30535).


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.


17 May 2018 | South Cumbria

A Life Down the Drain: tales of a parish lengthsman | Speaker: Archie Workman
Askam & Ireleth Local History Group (Tel: 01229 468277), Duddon Rd Church, Askam-in-Furness. Visitors £2.


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


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


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

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


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)


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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