The Accounts of Sir Daniel Fleming and
Brougham Castle, have all been reduced in price by 50%.
The listing now shows the new prices.
It’s good to have you with us on the Home Page of Cumbria Past, the CWAAS website. Cumbria Past: an up-to-date name for the website of an up-to-date Society interested in Cumbria's past - its history, landscape and archaeology. And behind the website is the CWAAS, the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, founded in 1866 and keeping the traditional name alive, although the territory changed in 1974 and was also given a new name (see caption to map top left). Quite a challenge for a Society!
EARLY DAYS An insight into our Society, founded 1866, and into the age itself! Illustrated snippets taken from Proceedings, for many years part of the Transactions.
BUILDING THE LEGACY: WE'VE INHERITED
*Think of the places the CWAS members visited!
*Think of the modes of transport available!
*Belonging to CWAAS took members to sites and areas not easily accessible. The element of adventure was strong.
*But the Society could not go forward without members' willingness to stand for the Council and Committees. Excursions could not take place without members who were willing to make the necessary arrangements.
*The members were appreciative and had a strong sense of duty towards our heritage, antiquarian and archaeological.
*They gave their active support to Society affairs, and were also generous in making available their personal resources to ensure that important ventures (ventures which the subscription alone could not possibly underwrite) could be undertaken in various branches of study and scholarship.
*To get a glimpse of such matters, and of how our activities developed and our publications grew and grew
We enjoy exploring, reading about and researching Cumbria's varied and rich historical and archaeological heritage. Cumbria offers prehistoric circles and stone axe factories; Roman military sites a-plenty; Saxon and Viking antiquities such as Bewcastle Cross in the far north east of the county and Gosforth Cross in the mid-west; pele towers and castles which tell of Border raids and turbulent medieval days; and evidence of a later more peaceful existence - in the numerous parish churches and gracious houses. Seafaring and diverse industries have played a major role in Cumbria's development and there is much of both available to be explored. (P.S. We also venture farther afield!)
We publish a Newsletter three times a year.
Current (Summer 2013) contents include: