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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

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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April 21st 2015               Annual General Meeting and a look at the Constitution

    2 o'Clock                     of The History Group.

Beckside Rooms   

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May 19th 2015               Stuart Flett, a metal detectorist, will visit us to talk about

    2 o'Clock                    the work he has done at Bell Hall Farm and Ashlack and

Beckside Rooms             will show some of the things that he has found.

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June 16th 2015               To be Arranged.

    2 o'Clock

Beckside Rooms

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July 21st 2015                To be Arranged.

    2 o'Clock

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August 2015                   No Meeting.

 

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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.

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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 25/02/2015