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Up-and-coming Archive Events

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Book launch 'Barrow through time' by Gill Jepson at Barrow Archive and Local Studies Centre
Wednesday 10th August 2016 at 7pm
New book by local author, Gill Jepson showing photographs of Barrow in the past alongside modern photographs of the town. Book a place by contacting Barrow Archives.

Discovery Open Evenings at Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre
 Interested in your local history? Miners or mariners in the family? Are you curious about what west Cumbria was like to live and work in 100 years ago?
 Explore specially selected archives and dig into the past at the Discovery Open Evenings, third Tuesday of every month.
 Next open evening is 16th August 2016, 7-9pm. when we will be looking at maps of all shapes, sizes and colours, including the ever-popular 10ft to 1 mile town centre plans from the 1860s and a few surprise exhibits.

It's free. No booking is required - just turn up. Refreshments available. If you'd like more information, please contact Whitehaven Archives


DURING 2016 (remaining dates) 
150th anniversary of the founding of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS) in 1866.
A special anniversary display and exhibition of archives will be on show as follows:

Kendal Archive Centre: 25 June-22 July 2016
Archives associated with an education project about World War One supported by CWAAS

Barrow Archive and Local Studies Centre: 4 November-10 December 2016
Archives of the CWAAS in relation to Furness Abbey