West Lakes

Events

This page shows subjects of the meetings with speakers and visits . Events occasionally have to be changed or cancelled due to Adverse Weather or Speaker unavailability, so if a member is particularly interested in a specific event, or in bad weather please check the website shortly beforehand.
It also shows changes to dates & venue of other groups.
Further Information on other group meetings can be found on the appropriate group page.


Dates for your Diary
February 2020
Tue Feb 25thOut & AboutThe Posh B & B at Bolton Head Built in 1692. We arrive 11am for a talk and breakfast brunch
Wed Feb 26thDiscovery (Science and Technology)The DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT of the SHANNON Class LIFEBOAT
Learn about the evolution of Lifeboat design from the early 1800s to the Ultra Modern SHANNON Class Boats.
SPREAKER: Tim Chittenden, Operations Manager Workington RNLI.
Venue: St Mary's Room Gosforth
Time: 10.15 for 10.45am
March 2020
Mon Mar 2ndThe Strolling Group for WalkersMeet Ratty car park by the foot bridge 2pm for walk past roman baths to muncaster gate 2-3 miles
Wed Mar 4thHistoryFrom Stone Axe Factory to Gortex: Steve Cove A short history of walking the fells
Meetings are held at Drigg Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month. Refreshments from 10.15. Announcements at 10.45.
Thu Mar 5thMore Singing for FunWill meet at the Seascale Methodist Hall at 2.30. Lots of fun. ALL ARE WELCOME Information Kath Crawley (019467) 21217 or Xandra Brassington (019467) 25794.
Thu Mar 12thArt appreciationDVD Chinese Sculpture. All meetings take place in St. Joseph’s Church Hall in
Seascale, starting at 10.45a.m. Refreshments served from 10.15a.m.
Tue Mar 17thOut & AboutLaurel/Hardy museum,Buddhist Temple Ulverston further details later
Thu Mar 19thOpen Mind"The Camera Never Lies" an illustrated talk by Director of Photography & Cinematography Peter Tyler
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am
Wed Mar 25thDiscovery (Science and Technology)150TH ANNIVERSARY of the PERIODIC TABLE
Every field of science has its favourite anniversary and for chemistry, no cause for celebration surpasses the origin of the periodic table of the elements. the 150th Anniversary of the Periodic table 
SPEAKER Phil Barratt West Cumbria U3A.
VENUE St Marys Room GOSFORTH
TIME 10.15 for 1045am
April 2020
Wed Apr 1stHistoryA local miscellany. DVD
Meetings are held at Drigg Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month. Refreshments from 10.15. Announcements at 10.45.
Wed Apr 8thOut & AboutAt Dacre church the Upfront puppet theatre show by Unthank.
Thu Apr 16thOpen MindMary Fair’s Wonderful Photographs of farming,fishing, sports, pastimes and hunting in Eskdale & Cumberland from Tulley House collection. David Simpson
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am
Wed Apr 22ndDiscovery (Science and Technology)The MATERIALS in your MOBILE PHONE
SPEAKER Steven Wilson Whitehaven U3A & RSC
VENUE St Mary's Room GOSFORTH
Time: 10.15 for 10.45am
May 2020
Wed May 6thHistoryGilbert and Sullivan and the rise of the Amateurs. Graham Whalan.
Meetings are held at Drigg Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month. Refreshments from 10.15. Announcements at 10.45.
Thu May 7thOut & AboutVISIT TO SIZERGH –HOUSE/GARDENS/CHAPEL .
Thu May 7thMore Singing for FunNo Singing for Fun in May
Thu May 21stOpen MindWainwright & Me by Speaker David Powell-Thompson
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am
Thu May 21stOut & About2PM. GOSFORTH PUBLIC HALL WITH WASDALE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP .
AMY BATEMAN (BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR –LIFE )Farming and my photography .
Wed May 27thDiscovery (Science and Technology)The REFORESTING of HARDKNOTT FELL
SPEAKER JOHN HODGSON Leeds University
Venue: St Mary's Room Gosforth
Time: 10.15 for 10.45am
June 2020
Wed Jun 3rdHistoryThe Pilgrimage of Grace in Cumberland and Westmorland,1536 -7.
Speaker Richard O’Brien.
Venue Drigg Village Hall .
Refreshments from 10.15. Announcements at 10.45.
Thu Jun 18thOpen MindBritain's First Black Policeman Speaker Ray Greenhow
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am
July 2020
Thu Jul 16thOpen MindFrom the Mines to the Mountains Speaker Dr Chris Donaldson
VENUE Gosforth Public Hall TIME 10.15 for 10.45 am