Up-and-coming Archive Events

Cumbria Archives celebrates the National Health Service at 70, 1948-2018

North Lonsdale Hospital, Barrow

During July 2018 Cumbria Archive Service is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service on 5 July 1948 with a range of exhibitions and events:

Whitehaven Archives Centre Discovery Evening, Tuesday, 17th July 2018 7.30pm: Big important birthdays don't come any bigger or more important to all of us than the National Health Service which is 70 this month. Join us to celebrate this national treasure at our regular monthly Archive Discovery Evening. Free event, refreshments available, just turn up - no booking required.

Barrow Archives Exhibition, 3rd July-29 September 2018: 'Celebrating the NHS'. What was medical care like before the establishment of the NHS? On 5th July 1948 medical care became free. What happened in the Furness area after that date? Exhibition open during library opening hours.

Whitehaven Archive Centre will also be marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS by displaying a small exhibition looking back at early healthcare in West Cumbria, including home cures, the Victorian chemist, doctors' services, voluntary hospitals, disease outbreaks and the beginning of our NHS. The exhibition will be on display from Wednesday 4th July-Friday 27th July 2018.


Stories behind the Stones - event at Barrow Archives

Rod White has been researching the stories behind the graves in local cemeteries for a number of years.  He has led walks telling these stories.

His research is now available on a website and Rod will be launching this at this event.

Archives relating to cemeteries and funerals will be on display.

Wednesday 11 July, 7pm, Barrow Archives. Free; call 01229 407377 or email barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place