The society usually meets at 7.30pm in Cartmel Village Hall on 1st Thursday of the month. Free parking on site.

Programme –

Thursday 5 October 2017 – Rob David – Waiter, Miner, Butcher, Spy: Germans and Austrians in Cumbria during the First World War.  When war broke out there were large numbers of Germans and Austrians who had become naturalised British citizens living in the county. There were also many German and Austrian citizens working here who on 4 August 1914 became enemy aliens.  This illustrated lecture describes what happened to both groups, examines how Cumbrians reacted to ‘the enemy in our midst’ and considers how the families of enemy aliens survived when the bread-winner was interned.  In some cases these people became casualties of the war who have been largely forgotten.


 Thursday 2 November 2017 – AGM Members are asked to bring along items of historical interest to show.


2016 Lecture Programme PDF

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