Skiddaw

Events

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
Meetings
Wed Nov 20th Fran Sandham "Traversa”
Venue: Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick

A talk about his solo walk across the continent of Africa.
Social Events
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.
Local History
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