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TV Centre for North West Regional Studies
The Centre for North-West Regional Studies was founded in 1973. It is widely respected, regionally, nationally and internationally for its programmes, courses, publications and archive.
Contact: Mrs Christine Wilkinson - Office Manager
TV Friends of Cumbria Archives
By our efforts we hope that we will enable the service to reach a much wider audience and to offer access to an increasingly larger percentage of the records housed in the Record Offices.
Contact: FOCAS
TV Cumbrian Railways Association
The society was formed in 1976 in order to foster a widening interest in the fascinating history of the railways of Cumbria.
Contact: The Membership Secretary
TV Furness Railway Trust
Owners of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam locomotive, Furness Railway Number 20.
Contact: Tim Owen - Chairman
TV The Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
The society encourages both research and fieldwork in the local area.
Contact: Anne Hillman - Internet Correspondent - + 44 (0)15395 63919
TV Industrial History of Cumbria
History of the industries of Cumbria
Contact: Enquiries
TV Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society
Formed in 1979, Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society (CATMHS, or CAT for short) is an industrial history group. Its purpose was (and still is) to bring together those with an interest in exploring, researching and recording mining activities in Cumbria.
Contact: The Secretary
TV The British Association for Local History
Our purpose is to encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups.
Contact: General Enquiries - +44 1283 585947
TV Lorton & Derwent Fells Local History Society
Covers the north west part of the English Lake District, a traditional rural area served by the market town of Cockermouth in Cumbria. Organise talks and activities, but many members are also active in local history projects and activities.
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