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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 15th November 2016, 7-9pm and the main theme will be dirt, grime, slums and disease, and a mini theme will focus on Gosforth and district. The Somme exhibition to mark remembrance and the end of the Battle of the Somme will also be on display.

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:

Barrow Archive and Local Studies Centre: 7 November-10 December 2016
Archives of the CWAAS featuring local historians who were members: Bill Rollinson, John Marshall, Fred Barnes, James Melville, James L Hobbs, Harper Gaythorpe and Marjorie Cross.

'The Sound of Musicals - amateur musical theatre in the South Lakes Peninsula'
Book launch by Graham Whalan, at Barrow Archive and Local Studies Centre: Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 7pm, Free Event! To book telephone 01229 407377 or email