The Burton, Holme and District Local History Society was formed in 1979, and we celebrated our Silver Jubilee in 2004. The Society concentrates on the local parishes of South Lakeland (Cumbria), including Holme, Burton, Beetham, Hutton Roof, Heversham, Lupton, Milnthorpe and Preston Patrick.
From the beginning we have collected photographs, maps and books about our local area for our library. As the collection expanded with donations from members and non-members we started an archive section, now divided between two archivists: (1) Holme, and (2) Burton & the district.
Our Constitution states that our aim is "to promote an interest in all aspects of Local History" and to this end we have regular meetings, projects with local primary schools, historical walks and outings, and we have also produced leaflets and books.
MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES
Winter meetings (in the evening of the third Monday of the months September-April) generally take the format of having a guest speaker who gives us a talk, usually with slides, about a topic of local historical interest followed by questions and discussion.
In Summer (May-August) we have outdoor daytime trips to sites of interest and also visit other local historical societies.
The Society welcomes members who have an interest in this beautiful and historic area of South Lakeland/Cumbria.