Members of CCHT are invited to attend the AGM at Lowther Castle on Thursday 14th April at 7.30. The event will include a presentation on recent developments to the CCHT website. CCHT will also be making a presentation at the CWAAS AGM on Saturday 9th April.

Angus Winchester will give a lecture entitled "Investigating, describing and preserving": 150 years of the CWAAS. The meeting will be held in the Shakespeare Centre, Highgate, Kendal commencing 7.30pm.

Visitors are welcome and there is a charge of £2.50.

To celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2016, the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS) have organised a series of special events, including lectures, museum exhibitions, and expeditions within Cumbria.

Anyone researching the history of parishes in the Archdeaconry of Richmond will be pleased to know that the catalogue for this collection (ref: ARR) is now available via Lancashire Archives online catalogue, LANCAT.

A study day will be held on 21 November 2015 at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston to mark the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Preston in 1715. The Battle will be considered both from the local and wider regional context.

VCH volunteer, Dr Jane Platt, will be speaking about Anglican Parish Magazines on 9th November 2015 at 2.00pm in the Friends Meeting House, Penrith. The event is organized by the Penrith Affiliated Group of CWAAS.

Contact Christine Bretherton, Tel : 01768 867581

A special lecture on Magna Carta, sponsored by CWAAS and hosted by the Carlisle Regional Group, is being held on Saturday 14th November at the Tullie House Museum Lecture Theatre, Carlisle.

Join Morecambe Bay Partnership in celebrating Local & Community History Month as we shine a light on the great Maritime history of our Bay on Tuesday 12 May 2015, 14:00 to 16:30.

On Saturday 16 May the Regional Heritage Centre, Department of History, hold their final whole day event for the season, Recording the Past – making oral histories in the North West.

A guided walk organised by Morecambe Bay Partnership from Arnside to Milnthorpe led by Adrian Taylor from the Cumbrian Railways Association will take place on Sunday 26th April 2015.

Bookings are now open for the David Starkey lecture on 11 June.  The event, which is hosted by CCHT, is entitled "The Magna Carta 800 Years On", and will take place at the Rheged Centre, near Penrith at 7pm on Thursday 11 June, followed by a buffet supper.  Tickets, price £25 (lecture and supper)