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Three issues per year - one of the benefits of CWAAS membership.

The Spring issue of each year arrives as part of a bumper bundle, including leaflets for new books, the AGM papers and flyers for the forthcoming year's activities - usually very early in March.

July 1st brings the publication date for the Summer issue, - or rather, as close to July 1st as the publication of Transactions allows. Both of these regular Society publications are sent in the same mailing for the sake of thrift - very important in these days of economic vigilance - and members like to know their subscriptions are being well-husbanded!. The final Autumn issue appears on November 1st

Lists of select topics, covering issues 1 to 71, compiled by James Cherry and Margaret Edwards are available, please scroll down to the bottom of this page to download these.

Newsletter 84 Spring 2017


  • Cover story. CWAAS Keswick Day, November 2016
  • Research & Grants Committee report
  • The CWAAS Library
  • The Pilgrimage of Hadrian's Wall 2019
  • An update on the Regional Heritage Centre's digitisation project
  • The Elizabethan Star Chamber Project
  • Transporting the Society's early excursionists
  • Collecting the Fishing Traditions of Morecambe Bay
  • Cumbrian Gasworks
  • Hidden Heritage in South Lakeland

CWAAS 150th Anniversary Event reports

  • Joint CWAAS/ CVBG Vernacular Architecture Conference, October 2016
  • Steatite and lead roofing 'nails'; Vernacular Architecture Conference, October 2016
  • CWAAS150 display at Armitt Library, Ambleside
  • CWAAS150 Exhibition at barrow Archive Centre
  • CWAAS150 Exhibition at the Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness
  • CWAAS150 Exhibition at Lancaster University Library and the 'Queen's Book'
  • CWAAS150 Display at Keswick Museum
  • Reports from 150th Anniversary Conference, September 2016
    • Evidence and Imagination: writing Cumbrian prehistory
    • Antiquarians and archaeologists on Hadrian's Wall in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
    • Saints, Swords and Sculpture: CWAAS and the study of early medieval Cumbria

Archaeological Reports

  • Coniston Copper
  • Review of medieval and post medieval coins found in Cumbria 2016
  • The Neolithic of Northern England, October 2016, Carlisle
  • Dig Appleby: Breaking the Ground
  • Cunsey Forge Excavation
  • A note on recent finds from the Cockermouth area


  • Johnson, David, An Improving Prospect? A History of Agricultural Change in Cumbria
  • Winchester, AJL (ed), Cumbria: An Historical Gazetteer
  • Breeze, David, Bearsden: The story of a Roman Fort
  • Whalan, Graham, The Sound of Musicals: Amateur Theatre in the South Lakes Peninuslas
  • Hope, Douglas G., Thomas Arthur Leonard and the Co-Operative Holidays Associations: Joy in widest commonality spread
  • Mini Obituaries

    • Mary Anderson Atkin
    • Dr June Cameron Forbes Barnes
    • Colonel Norman Murphy

    Plus details of events for the months March 2017 to early Juky 2017 for: CWAAS, the four affiliated groups & Regional Heritage Centre. Also Cumbria Industrial History Society Conference.

    Lists of selected topics.

    A list of select topics, covering issues 1 to 27, compiled by Margaret Edwards is available. Please Click Here to view this list.

    A list of select topics, covering issues 28 to 62, compiled by James Cherry and Margaret Edwards is available. Please Click Here to view this list.

    A list of select topics, covering issues 63 to 71, compiled by Margaret Edwards is available. Please Click Here to view this list.

    Projects set up and developed in Recent years.

    This new panel on our HOME PAGE focuses on articles culled from our Newsletters. Currently available is a range of material relating to a project set up by CWAAS in 2007.

    That year, three projects in total were introduced.