Cartmel Fell and District Local History Society


Programme 2015/16

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



Sept. 14th

Leslie Gilpin-Ulverston and Lancaster Railway


Ian Gee from the Lakes Flying Company Ltd. - Naval and Civil Aviation at Windermere during WW1

Nov. 9th.

Rick Sanderson- Peeling the Onion:  research at Low Wood Gunpowder Works.

Dec. 14th

Cumbrian Ice Houses and International Trade - Dr. Rob.

Jan. 11th

AGM. - Members presentations.

Feb. 8th

Dr. Jean Turnbull- On the Home Front: war time industries and farming in South Lakeland 1939-1945

March 14th

Dr. Michael Winstanley -Virgin Islands with local interest: Quakers, BirKetts etc.

April 11th.

Sue Oliver- Work of a Superintendent Registrar at Cumbria CC.

Mon. May 9th.

Bob Johnson - Private Tour of Cartmel Priory and Village Tour 10.30am. £3.00pp.

Tues. June 14th.

Lyndsey - Private Tour of Leighton Hall and falcon show 2pm. £6.95pp.





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 8.p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month. The Annual fee is 10 or 2 a meeting for non-members. We meet in the Parish Hall, next to St. Anthony’s Church.


More information from secretary Jeni Boothman: 015395  68389




"Heritage Walks in the Winster Valley." on sale at Bowland Bridge Stores. Now 4.99 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 - and all on waterproof paper.

"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'