EVENTS

Unless indicated otherwise all Furness Family History Society meetings are held in the Barrow Island Community Primary School - CDC, Trinity Street, Barrow-in-Furness. Click here for map. Please do not use the school entrance / car park as this is reserved for loading and unloading.

Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month (except January and August). Our meetings begin at 7:30 pm (Please consider your arrival)

May we thank all of those who have already contributed. Applicants are now being invited for talks during 2015 / 2016. If you, or if you know of any person who would be interested in presenting a talk on behalf of the Furness Family History Society during this period please click here advising of your fee / terms & conditions.

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2019      
       
JANUARY      
No event/s      
       
FEBRUARY      
Monday 4th R. David Waiter, Miner, Butcher, Spy. Germans and Austrians in Cumbria during the First World War:

When war broke out there were large numbers of Germans and Austrians who had become naturalised British citizens living in the county. There were also many German and Austrian citizens working here who on 4 August 1914 became enemy aliens.  This illustrated lecture describes what happened to both groups, examines how Cumbrians reacted to ‘the enemy in our midst’ and considers how the families of enemy aliens survived when the bread-winner was interned.  In some cases these people became casualties of the war who have been largely forgotten.  (This lecture is shown in digital format).

       
MARCH      
Monday 4th J. Bownass Old Westmoreland & Cumberland (Film Archive)
       
APRIL      
Monday 1st D. Laird Tracing the History of Barrow through its Buildings         
       
MAY      
Monday 13th J. Murphy The Islands of Barrow     
       
JUNE      
Monday 3rd B. Myers The Barrow Blitz and the Furness Home Front in the Second World War
       
JULY      
Monday 1st R. White Ulverston Cemetery             
       
AUGUST      
No event/s      
       
SEPTEMBER      
Monday 2nd M. Winstanley Cumbria and Lancashire Illustrated: the region from early C19 prints
       
OCTOBER      
Monday 7th M. Keegan Ashlack Hall, visit & talk

Arrive at Ashlack Hall at 6:30 pm for a tour followed by a talk on the History of the Hall. Please try to arrange car sharing if you can

       
NOVEMBER      
Monday 4th S. Cove A walk around Whitehaven’s Georgian splendour       
       
DECEMBER      
Monday 2nd S. Benson Barrow & Docks 150 years                                                  
       
       

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2020      
       
JANUARY      
No event/s      
       
FEBRUARY      
Monday 3rd A. Lowe Lakeland Architecture through the Centuries     
       
MARCH      
Monday 2nd J. Turnbull Games, Pastimes & Work: Childhood in S Lakeland in Early 20th Century
       
APRIL      
Monday 6th R. White Rampside Road
       
MAY      
Monday 11th TBC TBC
       
JUNE      
Monday 1st TBC TBC
       
JULY      
Monday 6th TBC TBC
       
AUGUST      
No event/s      
       
SEPTEMBER      
Monday 7th TBC TBC
       
OCTOBER      
Monday 5th TBC TBC
       
NOVEMBER      
Monday 2nd TBC TBC
       
DECEMBER      
Monday 7th TBC TBC
       

 

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