Up-and-coming Archive Events

Discovery Open Evenings at Carlisle Archive Centre

On Parade: Military Records of North Cumbria

This month at Carlisle Archives we will be displaying records relating to military activity in North Cumbria. Includes original documents. In addition, Local Studies Librarian Stephen White will talk on local war memorials at 5.45pm

The Discovery Evening will be on Tuesday 13 November, 4pm-7pm at Carlisle Archives, Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle.

Admission free. Refreshments will be available. Please call into Carlisle Archives or Carlisle Library to reserve your place (or phone the Archives on 01228 227284) or book online at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carlisle-archives-discovery-evening-military-records-of-north-cumbria-tickets-51256970980

Poverty and Parish Relief in Cumberland and beyond up to 1834

Study Day with Cumbria Archive Service and Keele University History Department, Wednesday 5 December 2018
The Poor Laws operated continuously in England from 1601 until they were overhauled in 1834. This study day looks at the consequences of that law both for the poor people the laws tried to support and the parish officials, tradesmen, and others who applied the law. It draws on new research, made possible by an archival volunteer group at Carlisle, to unfold and understand the ephemeral documents or 'vouchers' used to track payments and other goods and services bought by the poor law. It features talks about the ongoing project, posters and a chance to look at and handle the 'vouchers' we've been reading.

10.00 Welcome: Dr Pete Collinge (Keele University), Introduction to the Poor Law, Small Bills and Petty Finance, 1700-1834, project
10.15 Talk by Dr Pete Collinge: 'Bills, beans, receipts and radishes: accounting for the workhouse garden'
11.00 Talk by Dr Lizzie Spencer (York University): 'Accounting for the pauper wardrobe' 11.45 Poster presentations about the research conducted by the project's volunteers
12.15 Lunch: bring your own
13.30 Hands-on session: these are the documents we've been talking about
14.15 Talk by Prof Alannah Tomkins (Keele University): 'Writing the lives of ordinary people'
15.00 End

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10.00-15.00

Venue: Education Room, Carlisle Archive Centre, Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle, CA1 3AJ

The event is free of charge but booking is required: To reserve tickets please use our Eventbrite page. Tickets are also available from Carlisle Archive Centre