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Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society







Peninsula Schools


Kents Bank




Cartmel Peninsula in the south of Cumbria, England
Welcome to the website for:
Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society

The society was founded in 1996 with the objective of promoting an interest in local history within Cartmel and the surrounding parishes, roughly the area between the Leven Estuary to the west and the Kent Estuary to the east.
This objective was to be met by:
a)  Promoting Lectures
b)  Organising Field Excursions
c)   Providing Information
d)  Encouraging Local History Research
These four aspects of the society are still key and drive the varied programme of lectures, excursions and members research organised and supported by the society.


View of our Lecture Programme for 2015. Please note lectures are now on the First Thursday of the month.

View November 2014 Newsletter

View our January 2015 Newsletter

Messages for members:

Our Society celebrates it's 20th Anniversary of presenting lectures next year and we think we should mark this in some way. So going against the habit of local historians we are going to look forward and are holding a meeting to present our thoughts and to hear what you think we might do to celebrate this anniversary.
The Open Meeting will be held in Cartmel Village Hall Supper Room on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 2.00pm in the afternoon. Please come along and bring a like minded friend to see what we are thinking of, catch up with our research activities and offer some new ideas. Tea, Coffee and scones will be served. Hope you can make it.
Nigel Mills 
March 2015

                                                    CPLHS Activities.

Research Groups.

Many individual members in the CPLHS undertake their own personal research with the support of our society and all members benefit from this at our AGM where traditionally members give short presentations of their particular interests.

We also have a Village Histories Group which has evolved into a general Research Group and a developing Oral History Group which is working on several audio recordings made by a few senior members of the Cartmel community a few years ago.

All members are welcome to attend these groups just to listen or to add to the discussion. The meetings are publicised in our Newsletters and on the Home page of this website.

CPLHS Archive.

We are planning an official archive of source material held by CPLHS and a permanent record of articles and essays produced and published by our members. These will be listed in the Newsletters and this website as soon as they are available.  

Lectures and Excursions.   

If you have a particular interest, can recommend a speaker or have an idea for a field trip or "excursion" please let us know. 

Cartmel Peninsula Bibliography - John Beckett.

A detailed and comprehensive Bibliography has been compiled by John for use by members in their research. It lists books of general interest and those that have village specific references  helpful for our Villages Research Project. To view the latest version please click on the link below.