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29 November 2012: Christmas Special “A Night to Remember”

Posted 28th February 2013 by Val Kendall
Newsletter Vol: 103, February 2013

“Isn’t that Jack……?”, “That shop used to be……” echoed round the Public Hall Supper Room recently. The event was Appleby-in-Westmorland Society’s Christmas Special, when the slide show traditional on such occasions was augmented by moving pictures. The theme of the slide show, compiled by Brian Holmes with commentary by Rosemary Spence, was Royal celebrati…

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Dawn Robertson – “Local History – a guide to research and publishing”

Posted 31st May 2012 by Val Kendall
Newsletter Vol: 100, May 2012

At the January meeting of the Appleby-in-Westmorland Society, Dawn Robertson of local publishing company Hayloft was thanked for bringing forward her talk on researching and publishing local history. Her audience in the Public Hall heard how, via various posts in research and journalism, she had developed her skills both as author and publisher. She emphasised that in both …

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Andy Lowe – “Bank Barns, Boskins and Bee Boles” (illustrated with slides)

Posted 31st May 2012 by Val Kendall

Not so long ago, a farmer’s prosperity could be judged by his finials, Appleby-in-Westmorland Society members learned at their March meeting in the Public Hall. This and other fascinating facts of bygone rural life formed part of a talk by Society favourite Andy Lowe. For thirty-two years before retirement he was Building Conservation Officer for the Lake District Nationa…

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Judy Dunford – “Heritage of the Hills” (illustrated with slides)

Posted 30th November 2011 by Maggie Clowes
Newsletter Vol: 98, November 2011

The buzz of conversation which followed the talk by Judy Dunford was a good indicator of the interest which her presentation aroused. Entitled “The Heritage of the Hills” it took members of the Appleby-in-Westmorland Society back to life for hill farmers in the Howgills in the late 1930s and mid 1940s. The slides she showed were reproductions of photographs taken by Jim C…

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A.G.M. 28 July 2011, followed by “Wonderful Westmorland” – slide show by John Falshaw

Posted 30th September 2011 by Maggie Clowes
Newsletter Vol: 97, September 2011

True to form the Chairman, Ian Campbell, completed the Annual General Meeting in half an hour flat. Reports were given and approved, Officers and Committee re-elected* in that time but there was a snag. The joint report from Chairman and Secretary highlighted two areas of concern, one of which will require detailed discussion at a special meeting in the autumn; they felt that…

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