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Monthly talks on Thursdays at 7.30pm (December and January at 2.30pm)

Venue: Ings Parish Hall,  nr Staveley, Cumbria, LA8 9PY



May 16. 2.30pm. Staveley Old Hall/Mill with Alan Lord. (The subject of Occasional Papers 3 and 21). Meet at Barley Bridge at 2.30pm.

June 20. 1pm. Visit to the newly opened boat museum, Windermere Jetty, on Rayrigg Road, Bowness. Meet at Abbey Square at 12.30pm to share cars. The tour will last about 2 hours, after which there is the opportunity to join a ‘conservation conversation’ at 3pm or retire to the cafe. There will be a charge.  Booking with our Events Secretary is required: 01539 822036

July 18. 1.30pm. Visit to Threlkeld Mining Museum. Meet at Abbey Square at 12.15pm to share cars. The tour will include a train journey at 2pm, outdoor and indoor museum visit and optional 45 minute underground visit at 3.30pm. There will be a charge. Booking with our Events Secretary is required – details above.


Thursdays at Ings Parish Hall, LA8 9PY

October 17. 7.30pm. ‘An illustrated history of Coniston Coppermines’ with Mark Hatton. Mark is an expert on mining in Cumbria and a leading light in the Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society.

November 21. 7.30pm. ‘Legends and Ballads’ with John Campbell, including the story of Robin the Divil and the tale of The Crier of Claife, in dialect and English. John is author of the encyclopaedic history of Bowness, ‘Village by the water’.