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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 NEW Lecture Programme for 2016. Please note lectures continue to be on the First Thursday of the month. Trips to be advised later.

View June 2015 Newsletter

View our September 2015 Newsletter

Our AGM on the 5th November 2015 in the Supper Room at Cartmel Village Hall was a success. We welcomed Rose Clark and Phil Rowland to the CPLHS Committee and heard about the progress we are making with our various research projects including our Anniversary Project. We then heard from several members who gave a brief introduction to articles of historical interest they had brought along. 

Several particular points to note 1) Our new website will go live in December, 2) Our 2016 Programme of lectures is now available and I will be contacting you in January with an update and request for subscriptions.


Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.



                                                    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.