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 20th December 2016 which will be mostly mince pies and mulled wine, but a few Christmas bits and pieces and a one or two items from the archives which have made us laugh. Doors open 7pm. Refreshments available. Free entry.
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.