Programme 2024

Non-members welcome – just turn up or contact

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


May 16th: 7pm. An evening walk around Ambleside with Andy Lowe. Meet at Abbey Square at 18.15 to share cars, or at Rydal Road car-park at 18.45. The 555 bus should work too! (Postcode LA22 9AN)

June 20th: 2pm. Visit to Duddon Iron Furnace, Broughton in Furness, with Martin Salter-Smith. The restored remains of Duddon Iron Works are one of the most impressive charcoal-fired blast furnaces in Britain. Martin lives in the Duddon Valley and is a qualified blue-badge guide. Contact Events Secretary to book and to arrange transport. Meet at Abbey Square at 12.45 to share cars. (Postcode: LA20 6ET)

July 18th: 2pm. Visit to United Utilities Windermere Wastewater Treatment Works, Tower Wood, Bowness, Windermere. Parking is available on site. Meet at Abbey Square 1.15pm to share cars or at site at 1.45pm. (Postcode LA23 3PW)



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

October 17th: “The Furness Railway, Kents Bank station and its archives” with Paul Salveson. Paul is a visiting professor at the Universities of Bolton and Huddersfield. His professional life has been split between railways and adult education. He chairs the Bolton and South Lancashire Community Rail Partnership.

November 21st: Walls in the Cumbrian Landscape” with David Johnson. Dr David Johnson is a geographer and landscape archaeologist, based in the Yorkshire Dales, who specialises in vernacular uses of upland landscapes.


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