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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.

Next events:

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.
Latest Newsletter: CPLHS Newsletter October 2018
A new Research page was added on Agriculture (March 2018)
In July 2018 Morecambe Bay Partnership launched their website Recording Morecambe Bay
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.
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.
See  the society  page for details of the Society and Site navigation.
Recent Articles uploaded:
Nov 2018
Oct 2018
Aug 2018
A Grange Grocery Business by Chris Wright
July 2018
A Mackereth Family History by Tony Harrison
June 2018
Kirkhead Archaeology Report from Morecambe Bay Partnership
Charles E Parker  by Pat Rowland
Mar 2018
In the Footsteps of William Marshal by Angela Monkman Brushett
Stockdale Tree v2 by Les Gilpin
Feb 2018
From flax to linen 2018 by David Shore
49 Market Street Flookburgh by Barbara Copeland
Whitrigg House History by Stuart Harling
Speel Bank Farm by Lyn Prescott
Sunny Brae A House History by Sylvia Woodhead
The Development of Grange by Chris Wright
The Rockeries of Lindale by Sylvia Woodhead
Pubs in Newton by Pat Rowland
The MortaL Man by Peter H Le Mare
Jan 2018
The Greenwood Inheritance by Jennifer Forsyth
Harry Mudd by Rob David
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