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The Armitt Museum and Library Events for June and July
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June 18, 2022, 10:14:44 AM
The following posted as received from the Armitt:

The Armitt Museum and Library: Events for June-July 2022

I’m contacting you today from the Armitt Museum and Library in Ambleside – we’re a local institution that’s been part of Ambleside since 1912, and our large collection features many treasures from the area.

We have several events happening in June and July related to local history, from the early 1800s to the 1940s – it would be brilliant if you could share these with your members, as we’re sure they’d find them fascinating.

On Tuesday 28th June from 2.00-4.00pm, Armitt trustee Tony Lonton presents his research on the earliest known picture of Grange-over-Sands by George Hutchins Bellasis, as he explores what the watercolour reveals about the artist and the seaside town. Tickets are £5 per person and can be booked here:

Professor Simon Bainbridge will join us on Saturday 2nd July, to leading a historic and literary ascent of Wansfell Pike. Attendees will learn about how mountaineering developed in the early 19th century, with readings from early mountaineers including novelist Ann Radcliffe, poet William Wordsworth and Ambleside-based governess Ellen Weeton. Beginning at 11am, the walk will take approximately 4 hours and involve 400 metres of ascent. For more information on how to book, click here:

Finally, on Tuesday 26th July from 2.00-4.00pm, the Ambleside Oral History Group will share fascinating stories from Ambleside during World War Two, including the tale of an Ambleside man in the Border Regiment, and life on the home front during World War II changed and affected those back in Ambleside. Tickets are £5 per person, and you can book them here:

It would be brilliant if you could pass these events on to your members, and please feel free to contact me if you would like more info. Thank you!

Kind regards,
Kathryn Twelvetree
Museum Assistant
The Armitt, Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9BL

John Steel
Webmaster for CFHS