The society usually meets at 7.30pm in Cartmel Village Hall on 1st Thursday of the month. Free parking on site.
4 April – Arnside Archives – Arnside Maritime Heritage. Research is being undertaken on boatbuilding by the Crossfield family of Arnside and The Severn, a 1912 yacht, built by Crossfield returned to Arnside in April 2018. This talk will be about the project.
9 May – Dan Elsworth – Allithwaite Archaeology (at Mary Lambert Hall, Allithwaite). Dan of Greenlane Archaeology will update us about important and exciting archaeological finds in Allithwaite in the past and more recently.
13 June – Ken Howarth – a walk on Hampsfell to look at some features in the landscape.
25 July – David Shore & Pat Rowland – Flax walk around Newton & Barber Green.
August – tba
5 Sept – Alan Cleaver and Lesley Park – The Corpse Roads of Cumbria. Criss-crossing the Cumbrian landscape are many trods, paths, lonnings and other ancient trackways , included among these are several corpse roads. These paths were used until the 18th Century to transport the dead from the remote villages to the ‘mother’ church for burial. Alan and Lesley have written a book about these tracks.
3 Oct – Peter Roebuck – Cattle Droving through Cumbria 1600-1900/ A talk by an Emeritus Professor of History at University of Ulster who now lives in Cumbria. He has researched and published research on Irish and British agrarian history. Peter will talk about large scale, long distance movement of cattle from pasture to market.
7 Nov – AGM
If you have any questions or suggestions for future speakers please contact Pat Rowland via the contact form on the Contact Us page.