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Welcome to the Duddon Valley Local History Group Website

Winners of the Marsh Award for Community Archaeology presented at the AGM of the Council for British Archaeology in London in November 2019

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 Valley Local History Group Home Page


Latest News

Reopening Activities

As lockdown eases we are making plans to get the membership together again for activities.

Our talks will begin again with the AGM on September 1st 2021

Activity Report – Archives, Wordsworth, Furness Railway, Sankey Collection, Future activities

Gail Batten and Stephe Cove


Walks Programme –

A final list of walk details is nearly ready and we look forward to getting going in September with a walk along Wordsworth’s Duddon

 The programme for the next year will feature many of the walks we had to cancel, 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.


Talks Programme

Talk dates are now confirmed

see Talks Page for details of the talks programme.




Our Projects Gallery

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