Since its foundation in June 2006, the Levens Local History Group (a member group of the CLHF) has published, as a group or as individuals, a number of books and papers, including, most recently, with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Levens in the Shadow of the Great
Following an approach which Mrs Jill Wesson – about to move home – made to the Federation chairman, Professor Peter Roebuck, seeking help, a good home has recently been found in the Local History section of Kendal Library for fourteen volumes of publications, including local pamphlets, concerning Westmorland, which Mrs
Kendal Archives have changed their arrangements! They will now take bookings for a table space by 4pm the day before but you no longer need to pre-order documents (unless they are in storage elsewhere). They say: We will open for three days a week from Wednesday to Friday from 9.30am
Over the course of its 122 year history, Country Life has published a number of illustrated articles on historic buildings, also gardens, in Cumbria. The most recent such article ‘ A family affair : Haile Hall, Cumberland, The home of Tristan Ponsonby and Stefano Todde’ appears in the issue published
Preliminary indications are that, following a consultation exercise, there will be some amelioration in the access arrangements for searchers at the Kendal Office of the Cumbria Archive Service. Full details will be reported here as soon as they are to hand.