Lamplugh & District Heritage Society

Morton Lonning, Lamplugh

Lamplugh & District Heritage Society is based in Lamplugh, Cumbria UK and meets regularly to discuss the local history of the area. The Society's monthly meetings are usually held in the Lamplugh Village Hall (but see below for temporary relocation to The Gather, Ennerdale) on the 4th Thursday each month, (commencing at 7.30pm) no meetings are held in August and December. Usually, the June and July meetings are away from our usual base and can take the form of a walk such as on the Cycle Track to look at the fauna or a visit to a local place of interest - eg Calder Abbey. The annual subscription for family membership is £7.50 and for a single person, £5. You are welcome to join us for a one-off meeting. Admission of £2 for members and £3 for non members is collected at each of our meetings to help cover the cost of the usual light refreshments and towards the cost of hiring the hall. See also our Facebook page.


Meetings are held at The Gather, Ennerdale , Cumbria CA23 3AR starting at 7.30pm. Admission £2 for members; £3 for non members

(Annual membership: Single - £5; Family - £7)

Please note: Future meetings will be at The Gather, Ennerdale while our usual venue is being rebuilt.

Thursday, January 27 2022: Our next meeting is on Thursday, January 27th at The Gather, Ennerdale and will be a showing of the film, At Home In The Steep Places. The film follows the life of Maryport-born miner, rock climber and artist Bill Peascod (1920-1985). Bill's rich life included a challenging childhood in the Cumberland coalfields and involvement in the mines rescue teams at Lowca and William Pit disasters to his pioneering of new routes in Buttermere in the 1940s. But Bill also became an abstract landscape painter after emigrating to Australia in 1952, where he developed 'burnt' paintings. He returned to Cumbria in 1980 and drew on Japanese influences to paint his beloved fells, where he had returned to climbing with friends such as Bill Birkett, Sir Chris Bonington and Don Whillans. The film is A 28 Dales Later Production and is directed by Steve Wharton & Perrin Walker. The meeting is in The Gather, Ennerdale Bridge CA23 3AR at 7.30pm on Thursday, January 27th and is open to the public; admission £3.

February 24th: Rachel Oakley with a Wild Ennerdale update.

March 24th: Ian Tyler on ‘Gunpowder mills in Cumbria’.

April 28th: To be announced.

May 26th: ‘A history of alchemy’ with Terry Harvey-Chadwick.

Admission to meetings: £3 for non-members.