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3-5 November 2017 Crooklands Weekend Conference
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:55:39 AM »
Every year Cumbria FHS members gather at the Crooklands Hotel near Kendal ( for our annual weekend conference. This year (3-5 November) we have an exceptional programme of talks, including one by Dr. Nick Barratt, formerly of WDYTYA and now President of the Federation of Family History Societies. He will be talking about the future of family history; a topic which is sure to generate interesting discussion.

Our annual conference is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet other members in relaxing surroundings, and share your family history experiences.

The conference is open to Members and Non-Members (Though we hope you will join) and you can attend on a fully inclusive residential basis or just the conference and non-residential, or even get our Membership Secretary to tailor your program to exactly what you want to attend on a presentation by presentation basis.

Outline Programme:
Friday 3 November
16:30 Registration.
18:15 Dinner followed by: Robert Place, a turbulent priest. Peter Park.
Saturday 4 November
08:00 Breakfast.
09:45 The future of family history. Prof Nick Barratt.
10:45 Coffee Break.
11:15 Church Court Records for the Family Historian: people's daily lives and the law of the Church. Anna Watson.
12:30 Lunch.
13:30 Depart for guided tour of Heversham with Roger Bingham,
14:00 Round table family history problem solving.
18:15 Dinner followed by: Old Cumbria, Jim Bownass & Andrew Leitch (Cumbria Film Archive).
Sunday 5 November
08:00 Breakfast.
09:45 Using the 1939 Register, Audrey Collins.
10:45 Coffee Break.
11:15 The Victoria County History for Cumbria. Dr James Bowen.
12:30 Lunch and depart.

Please download the leaflet attached below for full details and the booking form. Bookings must be made by 14th October, but with the programme planned places could quickly be taken up, so book early.

Crooklands is very convenient for the Motorway less than a mile from M6 Junction 36. It can also be reached by public transport.

The main line station is Oxenholme (Lake District) and has frequent services from the north and south. There is a station at Kendal, but that is a branch line and you would have to change at Oxenholme anyway.

Unfortunately there is only one bus a day that actually calls at that railway station and goes directly to Crooklands which only takes about 15 minutes. However there are frequent buses into Kendal Bus Station and there is a bus around every 90 minutes to Crooklands the journey time is typically an hour.

The timetable is at :
and it is the 567 Kendal to Kirkby Lonsdale service.

It is about 5 miles from Oxenholme to Crooklands and a taxi should cost of the order of 12. Taxis are usually available at the station.
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