Following his lecture to us earlier this year, and subsequent feedback, Bill Shannon has written a paper entitled The Landscape and People of the Cartmel Peninsula in 1685: the Keurden/ Townley maps C&WAAS CW3, 18, 2018, 201-222.
The 2019 Lecture programme may be found on the events page.
1 Nov 2018 – AGM
29 Nov – 14:00 in the Village Hall Super Room. Research Meeting. Members will talk about their agriculture research.
The Newsletter is published three times / year, and contains news of The Society and information on the latest resources and research activity.
A new Research page was added on Agriculture (March 2018)
In Oct 2018, Lancashire archive has announced the new Red Rose Collection
– historic photographs of Lancashire and much more.
In addition to the lectures and summer visits programme, many of our members are engaged in the research of the local area. The products of the research are published on the research pages of this website, with articles collected by village. Another on-going project is to produce biographies for the clergy from the local churches to support the Victoria County History Project
, and three biographies are already published for the clergy St Mary’s Church Allithwaite
. Members are also involved in the recording of Datestones, and the documentation of trades and Livings in the communities. Other on-going projects include the digitisation the census records for the area, oral history in collaboration with Morecambe Bay Partnership and Cartmel Village Society, and building databases of the documents held by the Society. Members of the Society involved in completing the transcription of the William Field logbook
and using the resource for research in aspects of Cartmel life in the 18th and 19th century.
A Resources page (Research/Resources) is now available. Contained within this page is the latest information on the Resources held by the society, lists of Oral History Interviews and other information for CPLHS local history researchers. A Members only resources page may be accessed with a password. The page gives access to the William Field logbook transcription and further details of the Oral History interviews. Use the contact us form to request a password.
An information page is now available via the Research Page on William Field and the logbook and associated research.
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Recent Articles uploaded:
Kirkhead Archaeology Report
from Morecambe Bay Partnership
Archive Newsletters 2005-2015