The launch of Kirkoswald and Renwick on 21st May was a great success. We had over 80 guests and sold 65 copies of the book! There was excellent tea and cake, and the whole event was very well organised by local residents. Particular thanks to Beryl Watts and Neville Jackson.

A new book on the history of Penrith in the thirteenth century has been published by CWAAS.

Members of CCHT are invited to attend the AGM, which will be held on Friday 28th June at Penrith Methodist Church, 2pm-3.30pm

The work of the VCH was highlighted at that the AGM of CWAAS, one of the project's biggest supporters, on 13th April. This was an opportunity to celebrate the publication of Kirkoswald and Renwick and outline research plans for the future.

After what feels like a long wait, our first parish history Kirkoswald and Renwick is finally here! Many congratulations to its author, VCH volunteer Richard Brockington.

The RHC at Lancaster University are hosting a speciall study day event - 'Upland Landscapes and World Heritage – insights from the past and prospects for the future' on Friday 12th October 2018. This part of a series of events to mark the relaunch of the Ruskin Library and Research Centre.

On Thursday 8th March sixteen VCH Cumbria volunteers, including some new volunteers, met at the regular drafters' meeting in Penrith. Peter Messenger whose research interests include vernacular architecture and building conservation, in particular, clay buildings, gave a talk exploring aspects of