The tour of Lancaster Castle arranged for 20 June has fallen through. Instead, a tour of Helsington Laithes 15C manor house has been arranged through the courtesy of the owners.
Helsington Laithes The ancient house of Helsington Laithes lays South West of Kendal and can be seen clearly from the road travelling North into Kendal. The manor of Helsington and the house have, in their long history, been home to local families the Helsingtons, the Stricklands, the de Thwengs and the Bellinghams....all land-owning families in the surrounding areas.
Levens Local History Group has received a National Lottery grant of £5100 for its project ‘Levens in WWI’. Awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Then and Now programme, the project focuses not merely on the servicemen whose lives are commemorated on the war memorial at St. John the Evangelist Church in Levens, but also on those who survived the conflict and returned to the area, as well as the role of the women, children and men who stayed at home and aided the war effort.