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Next event:

1 Feb 2018: Dr Mike Winstanley – For Tortola: Quakers, Lonsdale merchants and West Indies 1750-1850. Mike returns to enthral us with tales of the local trade with distant Caribbean Virgin Islands.

Latest Newsletter: CPLHS Newsletter Oct17
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.
The Newsletter is published three times / year, and contains short research articles on historical research from there peninsula.
A new Resources  page has recently been added (Research/Resources). 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.

The winner of the photographic competition announced at the 2016 AGM was Jennie Bleakley.



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Recent Research Articles uploaded:
Sept 2017
William Snape biography by Mark Lawrence
Aug 2017
Gerald Whiteway interview by Sylvia Woodhead
Archive Newsletters 2005-2015
Jun 2017
Victoria Hall  by Pat Rowland
Bridges in the Lindale area by Sylvia Woodhead
Newton School Notes by John Beckett
Mr Watson s Hearse by Pat Rowland
Henry Alfred Ransome by John Beckett
Middle Row at Cark by Les Gilpin
Stockdale Tree by Les Gilpin
The Vil‎lage of Flookburgh by Barbara Copeland
John Henry Ransome by John Beckett
Feb 2017
The Sill family of Cartmel by Barbara Copeland
Cartmel Tan Yard by Pat Rowland
Cartmel Methodist Church by Pat Rowland
Edgar Gilkes by Mike Hornung
Jan 2017
Nov 2016
bibliography-vnov16 by John Beckett (Update)   – Bibliographies also added for each village
Hazelwood Hydro by Roger Handley
Dent Hotel by Jan Tomlinson
Grange Post Offices by Ann Cowan
Grange Dept Store by Malcolm McKivor
Merlewood by John Beckett
Merlewood Cave by Phil Rowland
Stanley Webb Davies by Ian Naylor & Harold Hays
Aug 2016
July 2016
From flax to linen by David Shore
June 2016

A brief historical over view of Lindale by Sylvia Woodhead

LINDALE -the valley of flax by David Shore

Accidents on Lindale Hill by Pat Rowland

Lindale the bypass that cant come too soon from Lancashire Life

A Picture of Lindale in 1978 by Vic & Joan Greenhalgh

Lindale’s Inns by Sylvia Woodhead

Leisure in Lindale by Sylvia Woodhead

Lindale Corn Mill and Mill Pond by Sylvia Woodhead

Doors of Lindale by Sylvia Woodhead

Woodworking in Lindale by Sylvia Wodhead

Smithy Hill Works by Sylvia Woodhead

Wilkinson Monument Lindale by Pat Rowland

Peat Cutters cottage by Helen Scott

Yew Trees by Sylvia Woodhead

Yew Trees Deeds by Sylvia Woodhead

The Atkinsons of Lindale by Norman Atkinson OBE

A Tale of Peter Allen of Lindale by Sylvia Woodhead & Pat Rowland

April 2016
The Farmers Arms in Allithwaite by Phil & Pat Rowland
The Old Brewery in Allithwaite by Phil & Pat Rowland
Walter Winson v2 by Phil & Pat Rowland
James Stockdale v2 by Pat Rowland
February 2016
James Shaw by Elaine Edge
January 2016:
Rev James Gilbertson by Phil Rowland
October 2015:
Aynsome by Anthony Varley
Grange War Memorial by Frances Limbrey
Evan Leigh by Frances Limbrey
Hubert Bertie Podmore by Frances Limbrey
Podmore Family by Frances Limbrey  
Hazelwood Court by Anne Cowan
Links to The Bigland Family of Cartmel by Kev Sewell