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
Duddon Valley Local History Group Home Page
The Archives are now the Victory Hall. If you have contributions or want access, get in touch.
To give you an idea of what we have collected, I’ll be putting an “Archive of the Month” Page on the website, starting at the top of the valley and working south. Whoops! July seems to have slipped past unnoticed. More information this month on the Newfield Inn and its links to the local nobility.
Work is underway at OAN to produce the final report for the dig. This is now in final draft form and will be published on the website as soon as we have an electronic copy ready
The Popular Report – Highlife in the Uplands – has now been published and distrubuted free to nearly all the volunteers who took part over the three years. There are still a few who haven’t been in touch and I will have another go at getting in contact. Copies are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracks in the Valley Project
The latest project for the group is to a detailed survey of all the tracks in the Duddon to record their features and provide a baseline for changes in the future. The organisation will be like the one we used in the R2R surveys with team leaders allocated to a section of the valley and working with a small team. If you are interested in being a group leader, let me knowas soon as possible as we are about to arrange a session for leaders to finalise the details of the survey objectives and planning paperwork. Contact email@example.com
There will be a new programme for the next year, with something to suit everyone. If you intend to go, please contact the Leader at least the day before stating where you will meet. In the event of very bad weather confirm with leader on the day to see if the walk is going ahead.
6 Saturday Oct 26th 2019 – Maryport, Town, Fort and Docks
Stephe Cove 773965 Dave Hughes 716659
Walk through the town to the fort, trip beyond to Hadrian’s Wall fortlet, and then down through the docks. 5 miles, moderate.
Meet Maryport Railway station at 11:00 ish
Travel by train: – Foxfield 09:35 Maryport 11:03
Use Live departure board link to check the train is running on time from an hour or so before departure https://www.thetrainline.com/live/departures/barrow-in-furness
Dave and I will be travelling by car to ferry people from The Roman Fort in the town up to the fortlet and the medieval salt pans. It would be helpful to know who is coming so we know who to contact to arrange car share if Northern Rail let us down
Contact Stephe 01229 773965
see Walks Page for details of the walks programme.
October 23rd, 2019 Furness Abbey and the Fellowship – Gill Jepson
see Talks Page for details of the talks programme.