Skiddaw

Local History

Convenor - Barbara Newton

Meetings will be approx. every month, on a Tuesday and at various times to fit in with speakers. All are welcome.
We usually, but not always, meet in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick. There are some meetings where we will be out and about, for instance, we have had visits to the Reminder Printworks and Alhambra Cinema and a Guided Walk around town. There may be occasions when we are on an outside visit and it might not be suitable for a less abled or disabled wheelchair bound person. Details of access will, if possible be included in details sent to members prior to a meeting.

We are a relative new group and at the moment have monthly speakers to cover topics in which the group members have expressed an interest in. In the future, when more established we aim to form some smaller groups to research various Local History subjects such as Plaques and Memorials, KSIA, Stone Circles, Gravestones, Cumbrian Literary etc.

For details on how to join us please use the contact button

Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 20th An illustrated talk on the early motor trade in Keswick by Brian Hinde. 3pm in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road. Keswick.
Tue Nov 17th Mark Hatton will give an illustrated talk entitled "German Miners in Elizabethan Keswick". 3pm Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick. Depending on the weather the group may also go for a walk to see the site of a smelter, built in 1567 by German miners, which was at the time the largest and most advanced copper smelter in Europe.
Tue Dec 8th A light hearted local quiz and Festive get-together. 3 pm Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick

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Archaeology Art Appreciation
Ballroom Dance/Latin American Bird Watching & Wild Flowers
Book Club Bridge
Circle Dancing Computer Skills
Computers and control Craft Group
Creative Writing Cycling - Easy Wheelers
Cycling - Social Cycling Dining Out
Enamelling Energy and Climate Change
English Literature Family History
Film Discussion Group French
Gardening Geology
German Golf Croquet
Guitar Italian Beginners
Italian Continuation Italian Literature
Litter Free Lakes Local History
Lunch Group Mah-Jong
Maths for Fun Meditation
Meditation Group 2 Modern Greek
Modern Greek - Beginners Monthly Meeting
Music Appreciation Nordic Walking
Philosophy Pilates
Poetry Reading Political Philosophy
Popular Science Pottery
Pottery Group 2 Pub Games
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Spanish - Intermediate Table Tennis
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