DVLHG was formed in the early 1990s and runs a programme of activities and talks for its members. Our five year long study of the whole valley has restarted extending the survey to cover areas not walked in earlier phases. Our findings led to our current major project with Oxford Archaeology North excavating three medieval longhouse sites near Seathwaite Tarn.
Welcome to the Duddon Valley Local History Group Website
We are now preparing to start our second season to uncover the secrets of Longhouse Close.
Follow our continuing survey work on the valley looking at the Corney Fell.
Join us as we explore the history and archaeology of Cumbria.
Listen to a wide range of speakers on subjects of local and general historical interest.
Catch up on on our previous exploration and surveying in the valley.
Downloads and Publications
Read the reports of our activities and find out about the books we have published.
The archaeologists are very excited at this year’s site which shows signs of more extensive occupation than at Tongue House A. Places are filling up very quickly. Volunteer opportunities on Thursday 11th May looked like this:
No Places: 14th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd
Fewer than five places: 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 23rd
You may choose one of these dates as a reserve place in case anyone drops out later on. Registration forms from email@example.com
National Award – Peter Matthiessen has been given the British Association for Local History Award for Personal Achievement for his outstanding contribution to the Longhouse Project. The Award is to be presented in London on 3 June.
Next Walk: TBA – see Walks Page for details
Next Talk: Wednesday June 28th, Holme Mills – speaker Geoff Pegg – see Talks Page for Details
DuddonDig Open Day for visitors will take place on Saturday 17th June 2017.
For further details on volunteering contact firstname.lastname@example.org