Next Lamplugh Heritage Society meeting

Thu 01 January 1:00am


If you have any snippets of local history please email to Guy

The Lamplugh Heritage Society

Since the formal inception of the Society mid way through 2002, it has become an active and well supported group that provides a much varied programme of illustrated talks and discussions at its regular monthly meetings. Additionally, there is involvement in preparation of material for displays at several regular functions to which the Society has become attached.

Members of the Society have produced a number of successful publications plus the DVD of the 100th Ennerdale and Kinniside Agricultural Show. This latter item proved to be a significant challenge but with local assistance, a fine result was achieved that has created a unique record of the event.

The Society has built up an extremely useful range of equipment: - laptop computer, digital projector, digital recorder and also a transcriber. These are available for the use of our members and the community by arrangement.

Additionally the Society now has a good collection and archive of varied material relating to many aspects of life, work and industry in Lamplugh and the surrounding district. This archived material is available for the use by community members for research and related purposes.

Part of our annual January meeting is taken up by the Society's Annual General Meeting and the remainder is given over to a "locally orientated topic" where members and parishioners are invited to play an active part. The subject in January 2009 was "Bring a Building" and in January this year "Who has lived in my House." It has been rewarding to hear the differing stories under such titles from members and others presented enthusiastically in different formats following much research by those involved.

For several years, the Heritage Society has created a display to exhibit local history items, photographic records and many items of interest at the annual Ennerdale and Kinniside Agricultural Show and as a result, the Society enjoys a close connection with the Show Committee. This was clearly illustrated by the exhibition for the 100th Show in 2008 and the production of the resultant 60 minute DVD.

There is always a warm welcome at the Society's monthly meetings held in the Lamplugh Village Hall on the 4th Thursday each month, (commencing at 7.30pm) no meetings are held in August and December. Usually, the June and July meetings are away from our usual base and can take the form of a walk such as on the Cycle Track to look at the fauna or a visit to a local place of interest - eg Calder Abbey.

New Members, who don't have to live within our immediate area, are very welcome to join us as are visitors on one off occasions of their choice: - the annual subscription for family membership is £7-50 and for a single person, £5-00. Admission of £1 for members and £2 for non members is collected at each of our meetings to help cover the cost of the usual light refreshments and towards the cost of hiring the Hall.

B Marshall
24 Feb 2010