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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'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.

For more information, email: glospurrblack7@talktalk.net

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CLHF Member group events

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


8 January 2019 | South Cumbria

Life in the Home Front in South Cumbria in the 2 World Wars | Speaker: Bill Myers
North Lonsdale H.S. (01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. Visitors £2.


9 January 2019 | West Cumbria

The Ancient Woodlands of Cumbria: origins, management, threats and special wildlife | Speaker: Edward Mills (Chartered Forester)
Friends of Keswick Museum (Tel: 017687 73801) , Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick. Visitors £4.00.


10 January 2019 | West Cumbria

Postal history of Cumbria, with special reference to West Cumberland | Speaker: Mike Mapleton
Lorton & Derwent Fells LHS (01900 829097), Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton. Visitors £3.


14 January 2019 | South Cumbria

AGM followed by Members' presentations
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535). 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00.


15 January 2019 | West Cumbria

Alchemy or How To Make Gold | Speaker: John Hudson
Friends of Helena Thompson Museum (Tel: 01900 60331), 7pm, Helena Thompson Museum, Workington. Visitors £2.


16 January 2019 | East Cumbria

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


16 January 2019 |  South Cumbria

The Must Farm Pile-Dwelling: Archaeological investigations of Bronze Age Fenland settlement” | Speaker: Iona Robinson Zeki
Sedbergh & District History Society (015396 20605), Settlebeck School. Visitors £2.


17 January 2019 | South Cumbria

AGM - Force Mill, Levens | Speaker: Stephen Read
Levens Local History Group (Tel: 01539 560318), Village Institute, Levens. Visitors £2.


17 January 2019 | South Cumbria

300 years of schooling in Satterthwaite and Rusland | Speaker: Suzanne Tiplady
Staveley & District Hist. Soc. (01539 821224), 2.30pm. Ings Parish Hall LA8 9PY. Visitors £2.


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.


28 January 2019 | East Cumbria

NO LABOUR, NO FOOD, NO WAR: Agriculture in the 1st World War | Speaker: Richard Preston
Shap LHS (01931 716386, Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall. Visitors £3.50.


1 February 2019 | South Cumbria

Topic TBA | Spearker: Bill Myers
Millom & District LHS (01229 77 2055 ), Millom Methodist Church, LA18 4DN. Visitors £3.


4 February 2019 | South Cumbria

‘“A farmer’s lot is not a happy one”: The ups and downs of farming in Cumbria | Speaker: David Johnson
Kendal Historical. & Archaeological Society (01539 722006), Shakespeare Centre, Yard 76, Highgate, Kendal. Visitors £2.50.


6 February 2019 |  South Cumbria

Cattle droving through Cumbria, 1600-1900” | Speaker: Peter Roebuck
Sedbergh & District History Society (015396 20605), Settlebeck School. Visitors £2.


6 February 2019 | West Cumbria

Crime, Policing & Punishment in 19th century Cumbria | Speaker: Dr Mike Winstanley, Lancaster University
Friends of Keswick Museum (Tel: 017687 73801), Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick. Visitors £4.00.


7 February 2019 | North Cumbria

Morton Sundour - The Firm that Dyed for Britain | Speaker: Chester Forster
Warwick Bridge LHG (01228 560659), Check venue! Corby Hill Methodists Chapel OR Downagate Centre. Visitors £2.50.


11 February 2019 | South Cumbria

Finds of the South Lakes | Speaker: Ian Sharp, Secretary of Kendal Metal Detectorists
Cartmel Fell & District LHS (Tel: 015395 30535). 8pm, Parish Hall, Cartmel Fell. Visitors £3.00.


12 February 2019 | South Cumbria

Gleaston Castle and the Manor of Muchland | Speaker: Neil Whalley
North Lonsdale H.S. (01229 869229), Methodist Church, Neville St, Ulverston. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


22 July 2019 | East Cumbria

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


21st August 2019 | North Cumbria

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.