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Committee News

Outreach Committee News is in the main Society News Section. Click the button below to go there.

 

 

About Us

W.G. Collingwood has been described as ‘the presiding genius of Cumbrian archaeology’ for ‘the first thirty years or so’ of C20. To learn more about the SEAL which he designed, and which became the ‘badge’ of CWAAS, click on the button below.

 

 

County History

CWAAS has published Matthew Townend's well-received book on the Norse medievalism of Collingwood and his contemporaries. To find out more click on the button below.

 

 

OUTREACH COMMITTEE

 

Chairman: Professor Keith Stringer

Secretary: Mr Adrian Allan

Mr Mark Brennand
Mr Daniel Elsworth
Ms Eleanor Kingston
Ms J. Lister
Mr Tim Padley
Dr S. Rose
Mr John Steel
Dr Jean Turnbull
Dr Michael Winstanley
Ex officio Treasurer

 

The Committee members collectively hold in-depth knowledge of Cumbria's historical and archaeological heritage and in addition bring to the Committee's work very considerable expertise and experience in all branches of outreach.

Strong links have been built up between the Society and other institutions in Cumbria, especially the Museums, professional archaeologists based or working in the county, the Cumbria Local History Federation, the Friends of Cumbria Archives and the county's archaeological societies.

Regular reports are submitted to the Society's Newsletter and also to the county's press, with which the Society enjoys a strong relationship.

The CWAAS has been pleased to make firm and substantial financial pledges with regard to the setting up of the Cumbria County History Trust (CCHT), which is committed to working towards the publication of a Victoria County History of Cumbria. Richard Brockington sits on this Committee as the representative of the Trust.

For details of the aims of the Outreach Committee of CWAAS click below.

 

 

 

County History

FILLING AN IMPORTANT GAP!

Think of the old counties covered by our modern name 'CUMBRIA'. Let's take them one by one. WESTMORLAND never had a Victoria County History. Only two books of the VCH intended for CUMBERLAND were completed.

LANCASHIRE-OVER-SANDS was covered in the Lancashire volumes.

However, the SEDBERGH AREA remained outside VCH coverage. Why?

Well, no VCH was produced for West Yorkshire.

Now a determined effort is to be made to cover the history of all those areas, i.e. of our CUMBRIA of today, fully and in depth.

CWAAS is wholly committed to supporting this new initiative; our Membership Secretary is a Trustee of the new Trust behind the enterprise and represents the Society; and it is good to see that many of those to the fore in that Trust, though not actually representing CWAAS, do in fact belong to our Society.

If you would like to know more about what is proposed, just click on the button below.