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HISTORY OF KIRKBY GROUP

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Feel free to put in any comments on the site and also any queries that you may have about Kirkby History.

The History of Kirkby Group was formed in 2000 and exists to research and publish information,

articles and books about the history of the village of Kirkby in Furness, otherwise Kirkby Ireleth,

which goes back at least to Saxon times.

Previously published items include ‘Kirkby Select Vestry Book’, ‘Kirkby Fragments’ Vol 1 - 4  "ASHLACK: The History of a Small Cumbrian Estate" & ‘Kirkby Fragments’ Vol 5 - 9 and more recently ‘Kirkby Fragments’ Vol 10 - 13. Check the Publications & Downloads page for more information.

The Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except August & December, usually at 2.00 pm in Beckside Rooms at which there may be a speaker, but more usually it is to review progress on the various projects that are being undertaken at any one time. During the summer we usually devote one meeting to visit a part of the village for a History Walk and another to visit a place of interest in the South Lakeland area.

There are occasional evening meetings usually with a speaker.

Membership £5 per annum and 50p at each meeting (£1 for visitors)

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20-10-2014 NEW, NEW, NEW

78 New Will Transcriptions have been added to the Archive Download page. Click on the relevant link at the top of this page.

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CHECK OUT THE 4 NEW VOLUMES (10 - 13) OF KIRKBY

FRAGMENTS AVAILABLE IN PUBLICATIONS

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KIRKBY HISTORY GROUP

  PROGRAMME 

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January 19th 2016        Our Annual Hysterical Meeting will be held and as 

    2 o'Clock                  usual will involve a Co-op tea, a bowl of Punch and

Beckside Rooms           some amazingly silly games as well as some good crack.

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February 16th 2016      Discussion of progress on current projects:-

    2 o'Clock                  Hugh Jones (Quarry Manager) Diaries Transcriptions

Beckside Rooms           Wallend Panorama Project

                                     The Misses Ashburner etc.

                                     Report on the Dendrochronological dating of the two

                                     Church Chests.

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March 15th 2016          Stuart Flett will give an update on his finds when

    2 o'Clock                  metal detecting.

Beckside Rooms

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April 19th 2016            Annual General Meeting.

    2 o'Clock                  Current Projects.

Beckside Rooms

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May 17th 2016             Alan Crosby will talk on                                        

    2 o'Clock                  Monasteries and monasticism in South Cumbria.

Beckside Rooms           Alan is a regular lecturer at Lancaster University

                                     and many others. He is also the Editor of

 

                                     "The Local Historian" for the British Association

 

                                     For Local History, and is the main local history contributor

 

                                     to the BBC "Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine.

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OFFICERS

Chairman                        Alan Benson            alanbenson749@btinternet.com

Secretary                        Penny McPherson    mcpherson@combecrescent.freeserve.co.uk

Treasurer                        Anne Woods            gwoods655@btinternet.com

Editor & Web Master    Charles Rowntree    alaric42@sky.com

Updated 14/01/2016