The monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month except August and December. Follow this link Monthly Meeting for 2019 to see a full list of forthcoming meetings.
A review of our previous meetings can be found via the link to the right.
Unless otherwise indicated refreshments will be served at 10:00 and meetings will begin at 10:30. Location in the summer will be rotated around the villages that have suitable venues. There is an entry fee of £1 for members and £1.50 for guests to cover expenses and refreshments.
If you have any suggestions for future speakers or indeed if you would like to speak at a future meeting yourself please get in touch with our Speaker Secretary via the 'Click to send a message' button above.
Other social events and visits to place of interest will be organised through the year. These will be made available to all members on a 'first come' basis and will be advertised on this page, in the newsletter and at the monthly meetings.
If you have difficulties attending a monthly meeting, if for instance you live in a remote rural area with no car or access to public transport, you have a temporary disability resulting in you not being able to drive or if you have difficulty walking or problems with mobility, sight, hearing etc. we can put you in touch with a volunteer willing to offer transport. Follow the 'Accessibility' link to the right for more details.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Nov 20th||Fran Sandham "Traversa”|
Venue: Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick
A talk about his solo walk across the continent of Africa.
|Thu Nov 7th|| EXTRA EVENT Note different day and time. |
Thursday 7th November Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Andrew Thwaite “My Life in Chocolate”
Andrew is a chocolatier and will give a light hearted insight into his profession as well as how cocoa is grown and chocolate is made. There will be stories and anecdotes and a demonstration – with chocolates and truffles to taste at the end!
Tickets @ £2 - go on sale at the Open Morning on 18th September then at the October monthly meeting on October 16th if there are any remaining.
|Cycling - Social Cycling|
|Tue Oct 22nd||A 25 mile circular ride from Rowrah stopping at St. Bees for coffee. Please meet for a 9.30 am start and there will be more details to follow.|
|Tue Nov 5th||A ride starting at 9.30 am at Low Bridge End, Thirlmere, to Grasmere, Ambleside area and return. More details to follow.|
|Tue Nov 19th||A circular route starting at 9.30 am from Keswick leisure pool around Bassenthwaite Lake and Overwater. Refreshments hopefully at Bassenthwaite village hall. Return to Keswick. A total of 24 miles.|
|Tue Oct 22nd||Roy Ellis will give the group a talk focusing on William Calvert who was a friend of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. He also built the Calvert Bridge in Keswick. The meeting will take place at 3pm in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick|
|Tue Nov 19th||Christine Craghill will give a talk today entitled "The House That Justice Wren Built - A moment in time at Castlerigg Hall". Gawen Wren, a noted Parliamentarian from Castlerigg came from a long standing and well respected family in the Keswick area of old Cumberland. The meeting will take place at 3pm in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum|
|Tue Dec 10th||Local History Christmas Quiz and Social get-together. Enjoy some festive spirit and nibbles and a chance to look at some local bits and pieces. We will meet in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum at 3pm|
|Tue Jan 21st 2020||Margaret Bragg, an evacuee to Keswick will give a talk entitled "Oil Lamps and Earth Middens". Margaret is well known for her informative and somewhat amusing memories of days of old, a talk not to be missed! The meeting will take place at 3pm in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum.|
|Tue Feb 25th 2020||A visit to the Alhambra. We will be shown a film to celebrate the centenary of the cinema in 2014 followed by a guided tour "behind the scenes" - an opportunity to see parts of the cinema not normally seen.|
|Tue Mar 24th 2020||Tom Snaith will give an illustrated talk entitled -"Sarah Losh, Builder of Wreay Church" at the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum at 3pm|