The Society

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CPLHS is an active and vibrant society with about 100 members. The Society organises lectures for members between  September and May. Visitors of course are very welcome to attend the lectures and pay at the door (£3). Full details of future lectures are contained on the Events page, and on  the lecture summaries page you will find a synopsis of past lectures. The Society also has occasional meetings to discuss members’ ongoing research. There are also field excursions between June and August for members. In 2019 members were guided around Flookburgh, and enjoyed a geology and archaeology walk around Hampsfell, and a walk in the High Newton area looking for evidence of the 18th century Flax industry.
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The society was founded in 1996 to promote an interest in local history within Cartmel and the surrounding parishes in South Cumbria UK, roughly the area between the River Leven Estuary to the west and the River Kent Estuary to the east. Click on the link to an article on the early days of CPLHS.
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Members are encouraged to conduct research into various aspects of local history. Members’ original articles are presented in the Research section and grouped by village or subject. Members wishing to write articles on their research may wish to consult the Guidelines notes.
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The Research Section also includes a number of Oral Histories carried out by past and present members with residents from the local communities of the Cartmel Peninsula. They are focused on residents whose lives have been connected with Cartmel and can be found under the link to Cartmel Village Society. The other Oral Histories are focussed on men and women whose lives were connected with the many aspects of fishing around Morecambe Bay with a focus on Flookburgh.
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Members will also find a bibliography and other information on the  Resources page.
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If you wish to join the society please contact the Membership Secretary. The details and an application form are on the Contact Us page. Here is our Data Protection Policy.
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