On Thursday 30th May Professor Keith Wrightson  of Yale University will be giving a public lecture at Lancaster University. His paper is  entitled ‘Also present and hearing: the common people in the age of Elizabeth I’ – all are welcome. 

Border Society: States, Governance and People, c.1150-c.1300  -  Lancaster University, Saturday 6th July 2013, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Local Historian, Ralph Lewthwaite will give a lecture at St Benedict's Sixth Form Centre, Whitehaven on Wednesday 24 April, 7.00pm.  All are welcome (including children over the age of 11). Lecture topics include:  The Castle, New Houses, The Brockelbanks, William Pit.

CCHT held its third Annual General Meeting on Saturday 16th March at the Rheged Centre, Penrith. 

We are delighted to announce that the full draft article for Skelsmergh has been completed by Tony Cousins. 

Part of an interim draft article for Kirkandrews on Esk is now available to view online, including the introduction, landownership, economic and religious history sections.

CCHT hosted a meeting for VCH drafters on 14th February at Penrith Methodist Chruch.

Many congratulations to K. Cook who submitted the winning entry for the Christmas Quiz. The prize is a copy of the commemorative publication, The Victoria History of the Counties of England: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, 1899-2012.

The answers were:

Remember to submit your entries for the Christmas quiz soon! The winning entry will be announced at the end of January.