Programme 2023-24


in St Anne’s Church, Ings, LA8 9PY.  Monthly on 3rd Thursdays (during winter) at 7.30pm.

Non-members welcome – just turn up or contact

or phone Events Secretary (David Telford-Reed 01539 822036)


October 19th: ‘The story of Grizedale Hall’ with Dr. Suzanne Tiplady. Suzanne lives in Satterthwaite, Cumbria, and began her project to record the history of its parish in 2005, co-authoring ‘The Parish of Satterthwaite: a Social History’ in 2014.

November 16th: ‘The History of Slate Quarrying in the Lake District’ with Mark Hatton. Mark is an expert on mining in Cumbria and a leading light in the Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society which is interested in historical industrial sites with an emphasis on mining remains above and below ground.


January 19th: Walls in the Cumbrian Landscape” with Dr. David Johnson. David is a geographer and landscape archaeologist, based in the Yorkshire Dales, who specialises in vernacular uses of upland landscapes.

February 15th: ‘History of Gilkes of Kendal’ with Chris Crewdson. Chris was a Director of Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd for over twenty years. He will talk about the history of the company, its products, its people and its contribution to Kendal.

March 21st: Restoring an iconic historic building’ with Andy Lowe. Andy, Kendal resident and our most prolific speaker, worked to conserve the architectural heritage in the Lake District National Park for many years.

April 18th: ‘Harriet Martineau’s life in Amblesidewith Dr. Christopher Donaldson. Chris is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University and has an expertise in the cultural and social history of the North West.




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