GENERAL EVENTS

Please be aware that events may be cancelled so do check before travelling......!


 

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Cumbria Local History Federation AGM & Annual Convention

Saturday October 12th 2024

More details as available!




Member Group Events

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

Please be aware that events may be cancelled due to illness - or the weather!


South Cumbria | Monday 10th June 2024 @11am.

Visit to Shap Abbey   | Guide: Harry Hawkins
Cartmel Fell & District LHS. Visitors £5. Parking £2.


Central Cumbria | Thursday 13th June 2024

AGM + John, Jane, Dorothy, and William: creating the Marshall Estates | Speaker: Dr Derek Denman
Lorton and Derwent Fells L HS, Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton, CA13 9UJ. Visitors  £4 to include refreshments.


North Cumbria | Wednesday 19th June 2024

The Carlisle-Maryport railway and the proposed Caldbeck extension | Speaker: Les Gilpin
Caldbeck & District LHS, Parish Hall, Caldbeck CA7 8EU.  Visitors £4.


North Cumbria | Wednesday 19th June 2024

Visit to Threlkeld Quarry including a private train ride and a guided tour of the excavators etc.
Cumbria Industrial History Society. Tickets £8.
Please  book your place with Graham Brooks, solwaypast@yahoo.com or 07876 417695.


South Cumbria | Thursday 20th June 2024

Guided tour of Backbarrow Ironworks (outdoor meeting) | Guide: Richard Sanderson
Levens Local History Group, Levens Institute/Village Hall, Levens, Kendal LA8 8NL.  Members only.


SW Cumbria | Thursday 20th June 2024

My Life as a Coroner   | Speaker: Ian Smith
Askam and Ireleth History Group, The Methodist Church, Duddon Road, Askam in Furness. LA16 7AF
Visitors £3.00 which includes refreshments.


E Cumbria | Wednesday 26th June 2024 @10.30-1pm

A guided walk around Asby  |  Guide: Keith Cooper, secretary, Asby History Group
A gentle stile-free walk (around 1.5 miles) along village roads, to explore at least 900 years of the history of Great Asby and its buildings.
£5 per person, payable on the day. To book, email: khcooper1@aol.com


SW Cumbria  | Wednesday 26th June 2024

Furness Abbey - an Updated History |  Speaker: Gill Jepson
Duddon Valley LHG,  Victory Hall,  4 Station Rd, Broughton-in-Furness LA20 6HN. Visitors £2.


West Cumbria  | Thursday 27th June 2024

Churches  |  Speaker: Chester Forster
Lamplugh & District Heritage Society, Lamplugh Village Hall, Cumbria CA14 4SF.  Visitors £3.


SW Cumbria |  Monday 1st July 2024

Brockhole 125, a country house in pictures.  | Speaker: Kevin Grice
Furness FHS, Barrow Island Community Primary School on Island Road. Visitors £2 including refreshments.


SE Cumbria  |  Tuesday 9th July 2024 @2pm

Guided walk, Ravenstonedale  |  Guides: Jackie Wedd, Caroline Morris
Sedbergh & District History Society.  Please book a place (015396 20726) as numbers are limited.


SW Cumbria  | Monday 15th July 2024

300 Years of Schooling in Satterthwaite and Rusland |  Speaker: Dr Suzanne Tiplady
History of Kirkby group, Kirkby-in-Furness Community Centre, LA17 7TG.  Visitors £3
N.B. If travelling by car, please do not arrive prior to 7:15pm to avoid congestion in the car park and on the road in Beckside.


North Cumbria | Wednesday 17th July 2024

The Roman road, ancient trackways and turnpikes of the Caldbeck area. | Speaker: Paul Hindle
Caldbeck & District LHS, Parish Hall, Caldbeck CA7 8EU.  Visitors £4.


SW Cumbria | Thursday 18th July 2024

Memories and Memorabilia Night
Askam and Ireleth History Group, The Methodist Church, Duddon Road, Askam in Furness. LA16 7AF
Visitors £3.00 which includes refreshments.


E Cumbria | Monday 24th July 2024 @10.30-1pm

A guided walk around Asby  |  Guide: Keith Cooper, secretary, Asby History Group
A gentle stile-free walk (around 1.5 miles) along village roads, to explore at least 900 years of the history of Great Asby and its buildings.
£5 per person, payable on the day. To book, email: khcooper1@aol.com


SW Cumbria  | Monday 24th July 2024

I Saw Three Ships - The Ulverston Canal and its Maritime History |  Speaker: Jennifer Snell
Duddon Valley LHG, The Rankin Room,  Victoria Hall,  4 Station Rd, Broughton-in-Furness LA20 6HN. Visitors tbc


SE Cumbria  |  Wednesday 7th August 2024 @2.30pm

Guided walk, Dent |  Guides: David and Anthea Boulton
Sedbergh & District History Society.  Please book a place (015396 20726).


SW Cumbria | Thursday 15th August 2024

Muncaster Castle’s Wartime Secrets and the Treasures of the Tate Gallery | Speaker: Rob David
Askam and Ireleth History Group, The Methodist Church, Duddon Road, Askam in Furness. LA16 7AF
Visitors £3.00 which includes refreshments.


E Cumbria | Wednesday 21st August 2024 @10.30-1pm

A guided walk around Asby  |  Guide: Keith Cooper, secretary, Asby History Group
A gentle stile-free walk (around 1.5 miles) along village roads, to explore at least 900 years of the history of Great Asby and its buildings.
£5 per person, payable on the day. To book, email: khcooper1@aol.com


North Cumbria | Wednesday 21st August 2024

Elizabethan Copper, Lead and Silver Mining in the Caldbeck Fells | Speaker: Mark Hatton
Caldbeck & District LHS, Parish Hall, Caldbeck CA7 8EU.  Visitors £4.


West Cumbria  | Wednesday 28th August 2024

The Ennerdale Show
(Lamplugh & District Heritage Society stall?)


South Cumbria | Thursday 5th September 2024

Furness and its links to the slave trade. |  Speaker: Melinder Elder
Cartmel Peninsula LHS, Cartmel Village Hall, the Square, Cartmel LA11 6QB. Visitors £3.


South Cumbria | Monday 9th September 2024  @2pm

'Thomas Machell’ (title to be confirmed | Speaker: Dr Jane Platt
Cartmel Fell & District LHS, Parish Rooms, Cartmel Fell, Grange over Sands, LA11 6NH.  Visitors £5.


Central Cumbria | Thursday 12th September 2024

A Place in History - The history and stories behind: The Thirlmere to Manchester Pipeline; Grizedale Hall POW Camp & The Theatre in the Forest | Speakers: Judith Shingler and Alison Peak, Ambleside Oral History Group
Lorton and Derwent Fells L HS, Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton, CA13 9UJ. Visitors  £4 to include refreshments.


South Cumbria | Monday 16th  September 2024

Vernacular Buildings in Cumbria | Speaker: Paul Lewis
Burton Holme & District LHS, Memorial Hall, Main St, Burton-in-Kendal, Carnforth LA6 1NA.  Visitors £3.


E Cumbria | Wednesday 18th September 2024 @10.30-1pm

A guided walk around Asby  |  Guide: Keith Cooper, secretary, Asby History Group
A gentle stile-free walk (around 1.5 miles) along village roads, to explore at least 900 years of the history of Great Asby and its buildings.
£5 per person, payable on the day. To book, email: khcooper1@aol.com


North Cumbria  | Wednesday 18th September 2024

The Caldbeck Missal –returned to Cumbria after 500 years  | Speaker: Fr Paul Harrison
Caldbeck & District LHS, St Kentigern's Church, Caldbeck CA7 8DP.  Visitors £4.


South Cumbria | Thursday 19th September 2024

Tbc | Speaker: Tbc
Levens Local History Group, Levens Institute/Village Hall, Levens, Kendal LA8 8NL.  Visitors £2.


SW Cumbria | Thursday 19th September 2024

Ulverston Foundries  | Speaker: Dan Elsworth
Askam and Ireleth History Group, The Methodist Church, Duddon Road, Askam in Furness. LA16 7AF
Visitors £3.00 which includes refreshments.


East Cumbria | SATURDAY 21st September 2024

Audio presentation tbc, followed by afternoon tea | Speaker: Maurice Steele
Shap LHS, the Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall, Shap CA10 3NR. Visitors £3.50


SE Cumbria  |  Saturday 21st September 2024 @2.00pm

Guided walk, Sedbergh|  Guides: Kevin Lancaster (Chair)
Sedbergh & District History Society.  Please book a place (015396 20726).


West Cumbria  | Thursday 26th September 2024

High Living in the Duddon valley- Archeological excavations of medieval long houses |  Speaker: Stephe Cove
Lamplugh & District Heritage Society, Lamplugh Village Hall, Cumbria CA14 4SF.  Visitors £3.


South Cumbria | Thursday 3rd October 2024

The Sankey Collection & Cartmel Peninsula. |  Speaker: Liz Critchley
Cartmel Peninsula LHS, Cartmel Village Hall, the Square, Cartmel LA11 6QB. Visitors £3.


South Cumbria | Monday 14th October 2024 @2.30pm

Life and Warfare in the Viking Age | Speaker:  Terry Harvey-Chadwick
Cartmel Fell & District LHS, Parish Rooms, Cartmel Fell, Grange over Sands, LA11 6NH.  Visitors £5.


North Cumbria  | Wednesday 16th September 2024

The Culinary Calendar of Cumberland  | Speaker: Ivan Day
Caldbeck & District LHS, Parish Hall , Caldbeck CA7 8EU.  Visitors £4.


South Cumbria | Thursday 17th October 2024

A Landscape of Industry | Speaker: Andy Lowe
Levens Local History Group, Levens Institute/Village Hall, Levens, Kendal LA8 8NL.  Visitors £2.


SW Cumbria | Thursday 17th October 2024

The Life of James Ramsden  |  Speaker: Robert Wheatley
Askam and Ireleth History Group, The Methodist Church, Duddon Road, Askam in Furness. LA16 7AF
Visitors £3.00 which includes refreshments.


South Cumbria | Monday 21st October 2024

Cumbria  a County of Refuge in the 1930s | Speaker: Dr Rob David
Burton Holme & District LHS, Memorial Hall, Main St, Burton-in-Kendal, Carnforth LA6 1NA.  Visitors £3.


SW Cumbria  | Monday 21st October 2024

The Hodbarrow Barrier & Iron Mine' |  Speaker: Ian Tyler
History of Kirkby group, Kirkby-in-Furness Community Centre, LA17 7TG.  Visitors £3
N.B. If travelling by car, please do not arrive prior to 7:15pm to avoid congestion in the car park and on the road in Beckside.


West Cumbria  | Thursday 24th October 2024

Bruce lsmay - coward or Hero of Titanic? The talk will focus on this most infamous
survivor - some local connections to RMS Titanic will aslo be explored |  Speaker: Cliff Ismay
Lamplugh & District Heritage Society, Lamplugh Village Hall, Cumbria CA14 4SF.  Visitors £3.


South Cumbria | Monday 11th November 2024 @2.30pm

On the home front 1939-1945.  | Speaker:  Jean Turnbull
Cartmel Fell & District LHS, Parish Rooms, Cartmel Fell, Grange over Sands, LA11 6NH.  Visitors £5.


Central Cumbria | Thursday 14th November 2024

The Rise and Fall of Maritime West Cumberland | Speaker: Alan Bell
Lorton and Derwent Fells L HS, Yew Tree Hall, High Lorton, CA13 9UJ. Visitors  £4 to include refreshments.


South Cumbria | Saturday 16th November 2024

John Weston of Enyeat, Endmoor | Speaker: Peter Williams
Burton Holme & District LHS, Village Hall, Main St, Burton-in-Kendal, Carnforth LA6 1NA.  Visitors £3.

South Cumbria | Monday 18th November 2024

Vikings, Statesmen & Herdwicks | Speaker: Prof. Angus Winchester
Burton Holme & District LHS, Memorial Hall, Main St, Burton-in-Kendal, Carnforth LA6 1NA.  Visitors £3.


North Cumbria | Wednesday 20th November 2024

AGM
Caldbeck & District LHS, Denton House, Hesket Newmarket CA7 8JG.  All welcome, free entry.


South Cumbria | Thursday 21st November 2024

Rural Life in South Lakeland in the early 20th century | Speaker: Dr. Jean Turnbull
Levens Local History Group, Levens Institute/Village Hall, Levens, Kendal LA8 8NL.  Visitors £2.


East Cumbria | Monday 25th November 2024

Winter Meeting with Mulled Fruit cup & mince pies | Speaker: Sue Millard
Shap LHS, the Green Room, Shap Memorial Hall, Shap CA10 3NR. Visitors £3.50


West Cumbria  | Thursday 28th November 2024

Tbc |  Speaker: Barry McKay
Lamplugh & District Heritage Society, Lamplugh Village Hall, Cumbria CA14 4SF.  Visitors £3.


South Cumbria | Monday 9th December 2024 (time tbc)

100 years of Toys | Speaker: Rod Moore
Cartmel Fell & District LHS, Parish Rooms, Cartmel Fell, Grange over Sands, LA11 6NH.  Visitors £5.