Cartmel Fell and District Local History Society


Programme 2018

Our meetings are on the second Monday of the month, from September to April,
with two outings or walks in May and June.



10th September

“The Packhorse Trade, its Route and Bridges”
-- Margaret Dickinson

8th October

“Riders of Renwick -Life on a Hostile Frontier 1500-1600”
-- Richard Brocklington

12th November

“From Log Boats to Steam Launches in the Lake District”
-- Diana Matthews

10th December

“Holidays in the Lake District in the 40s and 50s”
-- Rob David







See also:
Cameos of Crosthwaite and Lyth

Families of Crosthwaite and Lyth


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Our meetings begin in September with monthly lectures and a Christmas dinner. In January we have our A.G.M followed by a members’ night, with individual contributions. Lectures begin again in February until April, then we have 2 discovery outings in May and June.

All are welcome and meetings begin at 7-30pm on the 2nd Monday of the month. The Annual fee is £16 or £3 a meeting for non-members. We meet in the Cartmel Fell Parish Rooms, LA11 6NH.





"Heritage Walks in the Winster Valley." on sale at Bowland Bridge Stores. Now £7.99 in a pocket size wallet with 12 walks. O.S. maps describing the terrain and the history of various landmarks, fauna and flora etc., a booklet with more detailed information about the region.


"Cartmel Fell, a Patchwork History", £19.50 by Jennifer Forsyth.


"Letters, Papers and Journals of William Pearson", born in 1780 at Yews, Crosthwaite, pp. 400. (Biography prize of Lakeland Book of the Year, 2007). Also on sale at the Bowland Bridge Stores for at £25.


We also produce a calendar each year and this is based on buildings, homes and structures in the area before and now - entitled 'Then and Now'