Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society
|Cartmel Peninsula in the south of Cumbria, England
Welcome to the website for:
Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society
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.
was to be met by:
b) Organising Field Excursions
c) Providing Information
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.
MESSAGES FOR MEMBERS.
to our website:
View of our Lecture Programme for 2014. Please note lectures are now on the First Thursday of the month.
View January 2014 Newsletter
Messages for members:
1. NEXT TRIP: To follow
up our popular lecture on 3/4/2014 we have arranged a tour of Lowther Castle and Gardens on Thursday 19th June 2014. The cost
will be £5 per person and the tour will last at least 1 hour. You will need to make your own way there but if this is
a problem a lift may be available. We meet at 2.00pm. Booking is essential so please contact Stuart Harling, contact
details on Membership and Contacts page of this website, if you wish to go.
2. The Village Histories Group.
New papers have been added to our archive. Please click on the village names above to see the latest additions.
If you have any information or documents that can help expand these histories please let me know.
Bibliography. Please see news below about our very own Cartmel Peninsula Bibliography thanks to member John Beckett.
4. CPLHS Newsletter. If you have any research you wish published please submit it to our Secretary
by e-mail. Our latest Newsletter can be viewed by clicking the link above.
5. Membership for 2014. Our
membership year commences on 1st November each year so membership subscriptions for 2014 are now due. Please see the
Membership & Contacts page on this web site for a membership form.
Groups. Details and dates of the House History and Village History Groups will be published here. The
Villages Group is re-launching as a Members Group where members can discuss their own research, ask questions, learn from
others and find out what the CPLHS is planning. Watch this space for the meeting date and place. If interested in
any group please come along, contact Nigel Mills or any member of the Committee.
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.
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.
Our latest Newsletter can be viewed by clicking the link below. If you have any articles
you wish published please forward them to me by e-mail.