Social, Transport and Military History
This page has been updated with a comprehensive 30-page review of the History of Communications in Cumbria, with lots of links to other resources, by CCHT volunteer Eric Apperley. Click here for the pdf.
The photo, above, shows the MV Tern, on Windermere, a steam-powered yacht built in 1891 by Forrest & Son, Wyvenhoe, Essex, converted to diesel in 1956.
Cumbria Libraries and archives have a number of Indexes and Resources on the Great War. Of particular interest is the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald Index of Soldiers
For images from the 2014 CCHT Schools WWI project, click here
For images of WWI War Memorials, click here
Other aspects of Military, Social and Transport History follow, below
- Communications in Cumbria - making contact with others outside their immediate community by Eric Apperley
- An Introduction to Education before 1944, by Michael Winstanley
- An Introduction to the Poor law in Cumbria, by Michael Winstanley
- Westmorland Hospitals - paper by Paul Cheesbrough
- Robert Beatham VC
- Victoria Crosses in WWI