Tel: Chair – 01229 716113 or Secretary – 01229 861511 | Email: info@duddonhistory.org.uk

Welcome to the Duddon Valley Local History Group Website

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.

Duddon Dig

Duddon Dig

We are now preparing to start our second season to uncover the secrets of Longhouse Close.

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Surveying

Surveying

Follow our continuing survey work on the valley looking at the Corney Fell.
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Walks

Walks

Join us as we explore the history and archaeology of Cumbria.
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Talks

Talks

Listen to a wide range of speakers on subjects of local and general historical interest.
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Previous Projects

Previous Projects

Catch up on on our previous exploration and surveying in the valley.
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Downloads and Publications

Downloads and Publications

Read the reports of our activities and find out about the books we have published.

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Latest News

Eden Camp and York coach trip Tuesday 23 May.  There are still a few seats left if other people would like to go.  Contact Ken, chair@duddonhistory.org.uk

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: Saturday April 1st,  A Satterthwaite Circular – see Walks Page for details

Next Talk: Wednesday April 26th,  Recording Historic Buildings  in the Furness Area – see Talks Page for Details

DuddonDig 2017: Dates are now confirmed for the second season of the Duddon Dig at Longhouse Close. The archaeologists are very excited at this site which shows signs of more extensive occupation than at Tongue House A. We will dig for 16 days from June 10th-25th.

Volunteer Training Day:  Sunday 4th June 2017.

Open Day for visitors will take place on Saturday 17th June 2017.

For further details on volunteering contact dig@duddonhistory.org.uk

Our Projects Gallery

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