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HISTORY OF KIRKBY GROUP
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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)
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.
CHECK OUT THE 4 NEW VOLUMES (10 - 13) OF KIRKBY
FRAGMENTS AVAILABLE IN PUBLICATIONS
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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.
KIRKBY HISTORY GROUP
Feb 21st 2017 General Meeting. Some items of interest recently received
2 o'Clock from Andrew Farish and an Anne Hopper recording. Status
Beckside Rooms of Hugh Jones Diary transcriptions. Articles on the Funerals
of the Misses Ashburner and Hugh Jones. Current Projects.
Mar 21st 2017 Sue Benson, Chief Archivist at Barrow Records Office
2 o'Clock will talk about "Items from the Archives pertaining to
Beckside Rooms Kirkby".
Apr 18th 2017 Annual General Meeting.
May 16th 2017 Brian Hopkins will talk about his time as a refugee in
2 o'Clock Ulverston during WW2.
June 20th 2017 Review Grizebeck walk and information for a 50penny
2 o'Clock Dreadful.
July 18th 2017 Walk around Four Lane Ends for research into a further
2 o'Clock 50penny Dreadful.
August 2017 NO MEETING
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