Thursday, 16 May 2013
The audience were amazed to hear that Cumbria had around 1500 lime kilns at one time and 1,100 of them still remain. Graham explained that the Greeks started burning limestone to form lime mortar but it was the Romans who first did so in Britain. Lime mortar was used in many buildings and locally at Cartmel Priory.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Radio Cumbria's Harry King will be at the Bandstand in Park Road Gardens on Sunday 26th May broadcasting live for his 3 - 6pm Sunday afternoon music programme. This will coincide with the first concert of the 2013 summer season of "Music in the Park" concerts.
Thursday, 04 April 2013
Dr Turnbull gave a fascinating talk on how changes in the road network of Westmoreland had led to changes in the character of the roads themselves, the buildings located along the roads and the services offered to travelers. She illustrated this with maps and photographs and two case studies -the routes from the Lancashire border to Levens and from Levens to Ulverston.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013
Tickets will be available in early June from the Information Centre in the Victoria Hall and participating gardens. Tickets bought in advance will be £4, tickets bought on the day will be £5
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Cartmel Peninsula Local History Society – Fishing in Morecambe Bay
A large audience was enthralled by the first lecture of the 2013 season - Jack Manning's talk on the history of fishing in Morecambe Bay.
The Manning familys involvement in fishing Morecambe Bay spanned several generations. Jack recounted many stories - sad, happy and amazing. In the early days mussel fishing was common until the tragic death of three Flookburgh fishermen in November 1912. Shrimp fishing was the mainstay – most were sold locally because of problems with keeping them fresh. But this changed when Youngs built a freezer plant in the village in the 1950s. Fishermen went out twice a day, with horse and cart, to supply the factory. The whole family was involved - the women "picked" the boiled shrimps before they went to Youngs. In 1954 tractors came in which allowed the men to harvest cockles. When the cockle beds dried up whitebait fishing took over but didnt last long. Jack illustrated his talk with pictures of fishing on the Bay which included a variety of netting techniques and implements used.
In 1964 Jack was the last fisherman with a horse and cart – he showed us himself on a BBC archive film of shrimping with horse and carts.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013
Grange & District Concert Club celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2013. The Launch Concert will be held at Holker Hall on Friday 22nd March when the Wu Quartet will be playing. The monthly concerts from May to October will be held in the Victoria Hall. For more information on these concerts please see the "Upcoming Events" listing