Ian Tyler – Thirlmere, the drowning of a valley

Another interesting monthly talk was held at Waterton Hall for the members and friends of Carlisle and District Trust last week whenViv Dodd gave a talk about Carlisle’s State Management Scheme, which began in 1916 and was discontinued in 1973. He gave us lots of entertaining information about the scheme, the pubs and the characters. The next thing will be to get out and follow the Trail round the pubs. There is lots of information re the Scheme to be seen at Bookcase in Castle Street, which was, of course, the State Management Scheme Headquarters.

Next month, the talk will be by Ian Tyler, well known local historian and raconteur, who has written many books on local history in Cumbria, particularly re its Mining heritage. Next months’ talk will be entitled “Thirlmere, the drowning of a valley.” It will be held at Waterton Hall, Warwick Square, Carlisle, on Tuesday 15 March. To start at 7.00pm with tea/coffee and biscuits. Entry £3 members, £5.00 non members. All welcome.