CLHF Member Groups

The members of the Federation are a mix of individuals and groups whose interests involve the local history of Cumbria. The member groups can be contacted as shown:

Alston Moor Historical Society

Email: admin@alstonmoorhistoricalsociety.org.uk Website: www.alstonmoorhistoricalsociety.org.uk


Ambleside & District U3A

Contact: Co-ordinator Joan Carus / Phone: 015394 48770


Ambleside Oral History Group

Contact: Jane Renouf. Email: jane@ambleside.co.uk/ Website: www.aohg.org.uk


Appleby-in-Westmorland Society

Contact:  Chris Wilson / Email: chris.wilson09@btinternet.  Barry McKay / Email: mailtobarrymckay@gmail.com


Armitt Library & Museum

Contact: - Email: info@armitt.com; Tel: 015394 31212


Arnside Education Institute Archive Group

Contact: arnsidearchivegroup@gmail.com


Asby History Group

Contact: The Secretary, Mr Keith Cooper / Email: khcooper1@aol.com


Askam & Ireleth Local History Group

Contact: Mr Michael Cumming / Tel: 01229 468277


Bampton & District Local History Soc

Contact: The Secretary Christine Hill / Website: christinehillski@gmail.com


Barrow Civic & Local History Society

Contact: Vanessa Allen  (Chair): Email: vallen854@btinternet.com / Website: www.barrowhistorysociety.co.uk (ALSO www.furnessabbey.org.uk)


Burton Holme & District LHS

Email: dorothyspencer263@gmail.com


Caldbeck & District Local History Society

Email: vauxt@aol.com


Carlisle History Group

Contact: The Treasurer Sheila Oaten / Email: sheilaoaten@gmail.com


Cartmel Fell & District Local History Society

Contact: Josephine Viney / Email: gandjviney@live.co.uk


Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society

Contact: Barbara Copeland / Website: www.cartmel-peninsula-lhs.org.uk


Coanwood Featherstone Lambley History Group inc. Tindale Knarsdale Kirkhaugh.

Email: macasrich9@gmail.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/138165247055595/?locale=en_GB


Cockermouth Heritage Group

Contact: email: cockermouthheritagegroup@outlook.com /
website: www.kirkgateartsandheritage.org.uk


Coniston Local History Group

Contact: conistoninstituteuk@gmail.com


Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society

Contact: secretary@catmhs.org.uk /  Website: www.catmhs.org.uk


Cumbria County History Trust

Contact: Email: cchistorytrust@gmail.com


Cumbria Family History Society

Contact: Website: www.cumbriafhs.com


Cumbria Industrial History Society

Contact: The Secretary Helen Caldwell / Email: lowludderburn@btinternet.com
Website: www.cumbria-industries.org.uk 


Cumbria Library Service

Contact: Kate Holliday. Email: kate.holliday@cumbria.gov.uk


Cumbrian Railways Association

Contact: The Secretary Mr Michael Warhurst / Email: secretary@cumbrianrailways.org.uk

Website: www.cumbrianrailways.org.uk 


Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group

Contact: secretary@cvbg.co.uk / Website: www.cvbg.co.uk


Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society (CWAAS)

Contact: https://cumbriapast.com/


CWAAS Carlisle Group

Contact: The Secretary Mr Tim Padley /  Email timpadley@googlemail.com /
Website: https://cumbriapast.com/cgi-bin/cwaas/cp_main.pl?action=cp_affiliates


Dalton Local History Society

Contact:  Secretary Sheana Bark /Email: sheanabark@googlemail.com


Distington Family & Local History Society

Contact: The Secretary / Email: alison.boyd@gmail.com


Drigg Local History Group

Contact: Email: DriggLHG@gmail.com /  Phone: 019467 24014


Duddon Valley Local History Group

Contact: sec@duddonhistory.org.uk/ Website: www.duddonhistory.org.uk


Friends of Helena Thompson Museum

Contact: The Secretary, Friends of Helena Thompson Museum, Park End Rd, Workington CA14 4DE


Friends of Keswick Museum

Contact: Mrs Patricia Howell / Email: keswpah@gmail.com


Furness Family History Society

Contact: Email: info@furnessfhs.co.uk


Hesket Local History Group

Contact: Mr Richard J. Preston: Email: richard@greatwarcumbria.co.uk


History of Kirkby Group

Contact: the Secretary: Angela Moss:  rosecotla17@gmail.com Website: www.history-of-kirkby.org


Holme & District  - see Burton Holme


Kendal Historical & Archaeological Society (CWAAS)

Contact: Membership Secretary: Lynda Merril / Email: lynda@ukmerrill.com
Website: https://cumbriapast.com/cgi-bin/cwaas/cp_main.pl?action=cp_affiliates


Kendal Oral History Group

Contact: 01539 722439 / Website: www.kendaloralhistory.com


Kirkby Lonsdale & District Civic Society

Contact:  Email: The Secretary: kldcssecretary@gmail.com / Website: www.kirkbylonsdalecivicsociety.org


Kirkoswald & Renwick History Group

Contact: Mr Dick O'Brien / Phone: 01768 254057


Lamplugh and District Heritage Society

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LamplughHeritage/

Website: https://google.com/view/lamplughheritage


Levens Local History Group

Contact: Mr Allan Steward / Website: levenshistory22@gmail.com


Lorton & Derwent Fells Local History Society

Contact: The Secretary / Email: sec.ldflhs.shaw@btinternet.com  Website: www.derwentfells.com


Lowther and Askham History and Archaeological Society

Contact: The Secretary / Phone: 01931 712448   Email: info@hallinbank.co.uk


Maryport Heritage Society

Contact: The Secretary, Roger Nash.  Email: maryport.heritage@gmail.com


MILLOM HISTORY.

Contact: Simone Faulkner / Email: secretary@MILLOMHISTORY.org.uk
Website: www.millomhistory.org.uk


Morecambe Bay Archaeological Society

Contact: Ms Bridget Gerry / Email: bridget.gerry@gmail.com


Morecambe Bay Partnership

Contact:  Email: info@morecambebay.org.uk/ Website: www.morecambebay.org.uk


Mourholme Local History Society (for Carnforth, Warton & Silverdale)

Contact: Mr Andrew G. Davies / Phone: 01524 701429 / Email: andrewdavies.email@gmail.com / Website: www.mourholme.co.uk


Nenthead Mines Conservation Society

Contact: Email: admin@nentheadmines.com.  Phone: 0749 449 7868


Newland Furnace Trust

Contact: The Secretary Mr David Robson / Email: ddcrobson@googlemail.com


North Lonsdale History Society

Contact: Mr David Fellows / Phone: 01229 583565


Open Mind (WestlakesU3A)

Contact: Dr David Huyton / Website: u3asites.org.uk/west-lakes


Ravenstonedale Parish History Group

Contact: The Treasurer & Membership Secretary Val Fermer; email valfermer@gmail.com
Website: www.ravenstonedalehistory.org.uk


Richard III Society (Penrith & North Lakes Group)

Contact: The Secretary / Email: sue.sb48@gmail.com


Sedbergh & District History Society

Contact: Email: membership@sedberghhistory.org.uk / Website: http://www.sedberghhistory.org/


Shap Local History Society

Contact:  Email: Jean Jackson, Chair: jeanjackson_hermitage@btinternet.com

Website: www.shaphistorysociety.org.uk


Skiddaw U3A Local History Group

Contact via  Email: localhistoryu3a@gmail.com


South West Cumbria History & Archaeology Society (CWAAS)

Contact: Sharon Arrowsmith: Email: sharonarrowmsith1@gmail.com 
Mr Chris Reay (01946 841330), Email: reayc4@aol.com
Website: https://cumbriapast.com/cgi-bin/cwaas/cp_main.pl?action=cp_affiliates


Staveley & District History Society

Contact: The Chair Dr John Hiley,Woodside Cottage, Ings, Kendal LA8 9PY / Email: drjohnhiley@yahoo.co.uk


The Friends of St Mary's Church, Wreay

Contact: Treasurer/Mike Jones mj.146@hotmail.com.   Website/https://www.stmaryswreay.org/


The Wordsworth Trust

Contact: Phone: 015394 35544 /  Email: enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk


Ulverston & District Civic Society

Contact: The Secretary  J. Hancock  Email: ulverstoncivicsociety@gmail.com


Upper Eden History Society

Contact: The Treasurer J.M Poulson / Email: jp2731983@gmail.com


Waberthwaite History Group

Contact: The Secretary Ruth Sutton / Email: sutton.ruth@gmail.com


Warwick Bridge Local History Group

Contact: The Hon. Treasurer:  Graham Brooks / Email: solwaypast@yahoo.com


West Cumbria Archaeological Society

Contact: Email: westcumbriaas@gmail.com / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/West-Cumbria-Archaeological-Society / Post:  c/o 11 Currock Park Avenue, Carlisle, CA2 4DH /


West Lakes U3A

Contact: https://u3asites.org.uk/west-lakes/home