Up and coming Archive events

Kendal Discovery Evening

Manuscripts and Mountains Discovery Open Evening at Kendal Archive Centre 

Wednesday 20 November 4.30pm to 7pm

Come along to Kendal Archives and browse a selection of fascinating documents to celebrate Cumbria's mountain heritage.         

Free event, no need to book. Just turn up at the back door of Kendal County Offices.

For further information, email kendal.archives@cumbria.gov.uk or call 01539 713 540

Explore Your Archive: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, Barrow

Explore your Archive: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Monday 25 November 2pm to 4pm

Drop into Barrow Archive Centre in Barrow Library to see documents telling the scientific and engineering history of the Furness area.

Free event. No need to book.

Explore your Archives: Arts, Culture and Literature, Barrow

Explore your Archive: Arts, Culture and Literature

Wednesday 27 November 5pm to 7pm

Drop into Barrow Archive Centre in Barrow Library to see documents telling the artistic, cultural and literary history of the Furness area.

Free event, no need to book

The Old Poor Law in Cumberland and beyond study day

Study day with Cumbria Archive Service and Keele University History Department, Wednesday 27 November 2019
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 project's findings and a workshop session on using archives to create biographies on people connected to the Poor Law in Cumberland

10am - Welcome: Robert Baxter, Cumbria Archives
10.15am - Introduction by Dr Pete Collinge (Keele University): Small Bills and Petty Finance: Co-creating the History of the Old Poor Law, 1700-1834
10.30am - Talk "Introduction to the Old Poor Law" by Prof Alannah Tomkins (Keele University)
10.45am - Talk "Women, Business and the Workhouse in Cumberland"
11.30am - Talk "Assistant Overseers under the Old Poor Law 
12noon - Lunch: bring your own 
1pm - Hands on session: Researching and writing biographies of people connected to the Poor Law in Cumberland
2.15pm - Talk by Dr Frances Maguire: "From Doorstep Exchanges to Balancing the Books: The Life-Cycle of the Receipt" 
3pm - End

Date: Wednesday 27 November 2019, 10am to 3pm

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 email carlisle.archives@cumbria.gov.uk. Tickets are also available from Carlisle Archive Centre 

Dissent and non-conformity in Furness exhibition

Tottlebank Baptist Church

Tottlebank Baptist Church (pictured) is the oldest Baptist Church in Lancashire having been established in 1669.  The exhibition looks at the Baptist, Methodist, Salvation Army, Congregational, Church of Christ, Quaker and Presbyterian chapels in Barrow and Furness built since then. Many have now been turned into houses, businesses or in one case, a night club.

The exhibition, at Barrow Archives (within Barrow Library) is free to view and will be up until the end of November 2019.

Discovery open evening Carlisle Archive Centre

Our successful quarterly discovery evenings at Carlisle Archives continue in 2020; with the launch of our "Down Your Way" series, as well as specially selected themes of Entertainment and Christmas Fayre. Check back here for specific dates.

In the meantime, you can follow us @CumbriaArchives on Twitter or @carlislelibraryandarchives on Facebook. 

Events held 
at Carlisle Archives, Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle. 

Free admission, free parking and free refreshments served.