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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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To view the programme of the Askam History Society click here

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KIRKBY HISTORY GROUP

  PROGRAMME 

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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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June 21st 2016             Review of items found by the Metal Detectors and

     2 o'Clock                of the Dating of the Church Chests for the Gala display.

Beckside Rooms          Discussion of the hamlets beyond Well House now

                                    under the Quarry spoil heaps and their publication,

                                    possibly as a series of 50 Penny Dreadfuls or as a

                                    Fragment.

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July 19th 2016            TBA

     2 o'Clock

Beckside Rooms

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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 28/02/2016