As at Noon Monday 23 May, twelve people have asked to join the walk and have all been "booked in". Please would others wishing to join in contact the Secretary via the LLHG email address quickly as the size of the walking party is limited.
LLHG email address is changed to firstname.lastname@example.org with effect from 22 May 2022
Great to be able to confirm that LLHG member Stuart Harling and some of his colleagues in the Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group will guide us round the sights of Milnthorpe. Details to be announced nearer the date.
There's a change to the programme - the speaker we booked is not able to visit us as planned and we are trying to arrange another speaker to take over the slot with a different t talk. We weill keep you posted.
In February we successfully had a speaker meeting In-Person instead of via Zoom, but with some precautions. We intend to edge further toward normality for our March 17 meeting - fingers crossed!
Have a look at our "publications" page for a book about "BlindJohn" Gough, polymath and teacher, mentor to the celebrated natural scientist John Dalton, creator of "Dalton's Law" of partial gas pressures.
Ian Hodkinson continues his eclectic rambles in local history with two new papers. One concerns yet another naturalist but the other deals with the adventures of Cumbrians in the Klondike gold rush
Omicron has made us make a slight change to our 2022 programme. A poll of LLHG members as to whether we should go ahead with face to face meetings produced a slight majority in favour, but the Committee took the view that the wary members would forgo the meeting whereas the bullish would still join the Zoom session. We have therefore decided to have the AGM via Zoom and to keep that option open for the February meeting. Hopefully March 2022 will see us back to normal.
For the AGM we have a change of speaker. Instead of the advertised talk on WW1 Medicine in Cumbria by Richard Preston, who does not do Zoom, our own Prof. Ian Hodkinson will treat us to his researches into First Footers - The Earliest Naturalists to Walk The Lake District.
The LLHG Committee wishes all our members past and present all the very best for 2022.
Please see the MEETINGS page for details of our 2022 programme. starting with our AGM on 20 January. Please note that the programme was arranged before the Covid Omicron variant was ever heard of. We hope to be able to hold the meetings in the Levens Village Hall (formerly the Institute) without social distancing precautions, but as at 29 December this is uncertain. Arrangements might well be changed at short notice. What a way to have to operate.! Happy New Year.
Here is the programme we have arranged for 2022. Hope you find it interesting.
In advance, wishing you all a Happy Christmas and healthy and prosperous 2022.
20 Jan – AGM – Richard Preston – Cumbria’s Medical contribution to the Great War
17 Feb – Emeritus Prof. Robert Fox – Adam Sedgwick
17 Mar – Ian Tyler – The Gunpowder Industry in Cumbria
21 Apr – John Sharpe – History of the Police in Cumbria
19 May – Christopher Tinmouth – Local Connections with Richard III
16 Jun – TO BE CONFIRMED – WALK (Milnthorpe) – Stuart Harling
15 Sep – Dick O'Brien – The Pilgrimage of Grace in Cumberland and Westmorland
20 Oct – Steve Dickinson – Stones that Speak (neolithic discoveries in Cumbria)
17 Nov –VIA ZOOM - Dr. Fiona Edmonds – The Rise and Fall of the Northumbrian Kingdom, c. 600-1100
Richard Preston is unable to give us his talk on WW1 medicine in Cumbria, which we hope to reschedule to 2022, and in his place, Christine Craghill will speak on the "Cumbria Farmhouse Odyssey" -A journey through time assessing how the Cumbrian farmhouse has developed since medieval times, travelling through the ‘so called’ Great Re-building to ‘polite’ architecture and the emergence of enlightened Victorian Model Farms.
Levens Local History Group