There are still places left at the CWAAS anniversary conference. This special full-day event will explore the Society's contribution to research and scholarship in Cumbria over 150 years.

Linking in with the British Festival of Archaeology, Bay Archaeology Festival: Rediscovering the Bay’s Old Ways will take place from 16 – 31 July and will include family activities, a lecture series, walks, talks and training opportunities.

The 120th Anniversary of the arrival of the Vieille Montagne Company in Nenthead will be celebrated on the weekend of 6-7 August with an international conference, mine trips and gala (see here for poster and

The Landscape Trust is hosting a series of lectures and workshops on the history of mapping and landscape photography on the weekend of 7th - 8th May in Arnside.

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.