2024 opens with the LLHG AGM on Thursday 18 January in Levens Village Hall at 19.30.
The AGM business will be followed by LLHG 's Professor Ian Hodkinson speaking about one of the naturalists he has researched and is bringing into the daylight they deserve - - The Life of Samuel Holker Haslam (1797-1856) of Heversham
Our speaker on 16 November will be Dr. Christopher Donaldson who will talk about Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876) pioneer feminist, author of many works on religion, economics, social science and of all things a well-known guide to the Lake District.
Let Professor Angus Winchester challenge some myths of Lakeland rural history at 19.30 October 19th in Levens Village Hall in - Vikings, Statesmen and Herdwicks: history and myth in the Lake District.
Hello everyone, September is upon us and with it the autumn season of LLHG meetings, starting on Thursday 21 September with Dr. Mike Winstanley speaking on "A Somewhat Noisy Tavern and Tea Garden – Debtors in Lancaster Castle."
As is usual in June our meeting will be an outdoor visit.
On Thursday 15 June Richard Sanderson, Chair of the Backbarrow Ironworks Trust will give us a guided tour of the historic Backbarrow Ironworks. Please note that the tour will start at 18.00 not the normal 19.30
As advised in the previous post there are changes to our programme for the March & May meetings. Diane Matthews' talk on Windermere Lake Shore Houses will take place at the May meeting and Rob David will address us about Secrets of Muncaster Castle on MARCH 23 (Not March 16). As Levens Village Hall is not available to us on 23 March that meeting will take place in Levens Methodist Chapel, which is just 30 yards away from Levens Village Hall.
Apologies to everyone, but the speakers for the Marc h and May Meetings have been swapped round and the date of the March meeting changed - see the "Meetings" page here.
Season's Greetings to all - and looking forward to seeing more people coming to hear our speakers. See the "Meetings" page for who is on when. in what we hope to be a programme unrestricted by the need to avoid mingling - who knows, we might like meeting each other! All the Best for 2023 from the LLHG Committee.
It is with great regret that LLHG has to report the death on 19 September of Stephen Read, our founding Secretary who held that office with distinction until ill-health obliged him to relinquish it in 2019. We will miss the enthusiasm and application he demonstrated and which was responsible for the success of LLHG projects from its inception in 2006 to date, and our condolences are extended to his wife Ruth and their daughters Amy and Emma, and their respective families.
We kick off again on Thursday 15 September, with Dick O'Brien speaking to us about The Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536 in Cumberland and Westmorland
Levens Local History Group