History Society

Cartmel Fell and District Local History Society

Programme 2019

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

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 booklet

"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.

Patchwork history

"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'

See also:

Cameos of Crosthwaite and Lyth

Families of Crosthwaite and Lyth


14th January

"AGM followed by Members presentations"

11th February

"Kendal Metal Detectorists"

11th March

"Vernacular Architecture"
-- June Hill

8th April

"Cumbria's contribution to the medical needs of the 1 WW"
-- Richard Preston

9th September

"A closer look at Ulverston – Architectural clues to its fascinating past"
-- David Fellows

14th October

"Tyson & Todhunters, Mungoe and Lancelot; Personal names and local history in Cumbria"
-- Prof Angus Winchester

11th November

"Outside the Law: crime, policing and punishment. Patterns of crime, the development of local police forces and the changing role of local prisons"
-- Mike Winstanley

9th December

"Pubs and Breweries in South Cumbria"
-- Bill Myers