The Society usually runs an annual programme of six talks on the second Thursdays of alternate months, plus the AGM. These were normally held at the Yew Tree Hall in High Lorton.  Talks at meetings will also be streamed to members using Zoom. 

For the Zoom talks members need to supply an email address.

Talks normally start at 7.30pm

Events in 2023

The next L&DFLHS event poster.
The poster for our next event.

The impact of motor transport in Cumberland and Westmorland, 1900-39.

Dr Jean Ward

The Cumberland Bard: Robert Anderson.
Dr Sue Allan

 Lake District geology.

Dr Ian Francis

The Loweswater burglary of 1816 and its aftermath.
Ray Greenhow
Our short AGM and 'Feeding the Industrial Revolution'
Dr Michael Winstanley
Loaves & Fishes: the Mills, Fishponds, and Grange of Shap Abbey
Kevin Grice
The Dacre Family: a History
Max Loth-Hill
Mitchell's: Auctioneers for 150 years
John Marr

Talks are included in the membership, and visitors are welcome to attend the talks at the hall at £4.00 including refreshments afterwards.