Ravenstonedale Parish History Group

Summer Programme 2018


We have now arranged two summer evening history walks:

The first date for your History Group summer diary is an evening walk round the village of Ravenstonedale with Andy Lowe, who gave us such a entertaining and informative talk on Lakeland farmhouses last November. Details are being finalised as to which house or houses we will visit to see architectural features inside and out, but please make a note of the date: Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 7pm, meeting in the “triangle” Car Park by the Nursery School. Refreshments will be provided afterwards.

The second summer evening walk will be in Orton on Wednesday 11th July 2018, when we will have a guided tour of the village with Wendy Higgins, a Blue Badge guide and a member of Orton and Tebay Local History Society. It will start at 7pm from the square by the Market Hall (where you can also park) and will last for approximately one and a half hours (weather permitting!)

Our first talk of next season, on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at High Chapel, will be on Cattle Droving through Cumbria by Peter Roebuck, author of the book Cattle Droving Through Cumbria 1600-1900. Peter is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Ulster, and is the current Chairman of Cumbria Local History Federation, to which we belong. Not to be missed!

We are planning a collaboration with the Friends of St Oswald’s to present an evening event to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.  This event will be held in St Oswald’s Church on 9th November, and we intend to give an idea of what life was like in the Parish from 1914-1918. If you can help at all with any family history of Ravenstonedale Parish at that time, please leave a Comment on this website and we’ll get back to you.

Thanks to all who attended the AGMThe Friends of Tarn Gill Bridge also held their AGM recently.


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