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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.
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.
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FRAGMENTS AVAILABLE IN PUBLICATIONS
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KIRKBY HISTORY GROUP
August 2015 No Meeting.
September 15th 2015 Visit to St Cuthbert's Church, Aldingham with Bob
2 o'Clock Wheatley as Guide. Tea afterwards at The Olde Mill,
Aldingham Church Bardsea.
October 20th 2015 ‘Memories’
2 o'Clock Bring your Kirkby Memories to Beckside and share
Beckside Rooms them with other members of the History Group.
November 17th 2015 Richard Greer will talk about Medieval Hunting,
2 o'Clock Stone Walls and Death in Tudor times.
Beckside Rooms All related to his research on the history of Woodland.
December 2015 No Meeting.
January 19th 2015 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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