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Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:00 to 12:00

North Walney Nature Reserve Beach Clean

Spend a few hours litter picking on the stunning northern coast of Walney Island.

Volunteers new and old are most welcome. All equipment is provided, but if you can bring your own work gloves, it would be helpful.

Meet at West Shore car park, Earnse Bay.

Booking in advance is not necessary, but if you wish to bring a group please contact Steve Benn in advance (07917 173294) so that we can ensure sufficient equipment is available.

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Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:00 to 12:30

An introduction to early modern palaeography

Unscramble the puzzles of old handwriting.

Venue: Arnside Educational Institute

Dr James Bowen from Lancaster University's Regional Heritage Centre will deliver a talk and workshop on how to read a range of historical documents for Cumbria and North Lancashire, developing your palaeography skills and exploring their wider context by relating them to themes of early modern history. Styles of handwriting and letter forms, spelling and punctuation, abbreviations and contractions, numerals, dates and transcription techniques will be covered.

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Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:00 to 14:30

South Walney Beach Clean

Come and help us clear some of the litter that washes ashore at South Walney Nature Reserve.

Meet at the Nature Reserve Car Park, postcode LA14 3YQ (grid reference SD 225 620) and remember to wrap up warm and wear sensible footwear.

Please note that dogs are not permitted on the nature reserve (except guide dogs) and any children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:00 to 12:30

Around Morecambe Bay in old maps

We all love maps. Learn how to use them effectively to research the landscape.

Venue: Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands

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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:30 to 16:15

Landscape History - evidence and approaches

Become an expert in understanding your local landscape and the secrets it can reveal.

Venue: Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands

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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:00 to 12:30

Place-names around Morecambe Bay

What's in a name? Discover the history of Cumbria and the Bay through the fantastic names found on the map.

Venue: Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands

Dr Fiona Edmonds, Director of Lancaster University's Regional Heritage Centre, will deliver a talk and workshop on the uses of place-name evidence for the understanding of historical themes. She will outline the general principles of place-name research, and analyse specific local examples.

The format of the morning will be:

  • 10-11am introductory talk

  • 11am-11.10am break

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