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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.

 

Last chance to buy a copy of June Whitehead's excellent book

"Lost Children (Ulverston Workhouse in the 19th Century)"

Only £4.99 and only half a dozen left.

To read a review & order a copy click here

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

Click here to view the Kirkby Fragment Covers

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We have recently been sent, by Gordon Calderbank ex Soutergate, the picture (above left) which we have tried to enhance (above right).

Do you know anyone in it or where and when it was taken. There are no prizes unfortunately but your help will be much appreciated.

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KIRKBY HISTORY GROUP

  PROGRAMME 

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July 19th 2016            Walk around Grizebeck with Mike Irvine as our guide

     2 o'Clock                and source of knowledge of all things therein. It will be

Beckside Rooms          fine. If not then we hope to join the tea party in the Hall.

                                    Meet in the Grizebeck Village Hall Car Park at 2 o'clock.

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August                         No meeting

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Sept 20th 2016            Visit to the Ruskin Museum, Coniston and Tea at the

                                    Bluebird Cafe. Details to follow.

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Oct 18th 2016             A Lake District Tour - Courtesy of the Furness Railway.

     2 o'Clock                Speaker is Geoff Holme.

Beckside Rooms

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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 21/06/2016