Cartmel Fell and District Local History Society


Programme 2017/18

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


11th September 2017

'The Yards Of Kendal’
-- Trevor Hughes

9th October 2017

'Forensic Entomology and the Viking Settlement of Greenland’ 
-- Professor Ian Hodkinson

13th November

The Fell Foot Project’
- - Kelley Sproston-Heath

11th December

Markets to Supermarkets—200 years of shopping’
-- Mike Winstanley

8th January

Annual General Meeting

12th February

Watermill History’
-- Charles Rowntree

12th March

‘Stone Circles and Burial Mounds’
Dr Tom Clare

9th April

‘Any Old iron: Fingerposts and Foundries in
-- Mike and Kate Lea


Summer visits

8th May - High Lickbarrow


12th June - Historic Fell Foot

    to see the latest developments.









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 16 or 3 a meeting for non-members. We meet in the Cartmel Fell Parish Rooms, LA11 6NH.


(* Chrismas dinner has been cancelled this year - 2017).




"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'