July 2016 News

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Carlisle and District Civic Trust has been busy over the last few months, and have even more to look forward to over the next few months!
In May we had a guided tour of the Cathedral, including the Priors Tower, which was excellent,.

In early June we had a guided tour of Wreay Church, a fascinating place with an interesting history and still very well looked after by local people.

Last week we had a visit from a party of Cockermouth Civic Trust members. They had a guided tour of Carlisle in the morning, lunch at Cakes & Ale (Bookcase) and a guided tour of Lanercost Priory in the afternoon.  They reported back that they were very happy with the day and want us to go through to Cockermouth next year.

On July 26th we are having a tour of State Management Scheme pubs round Carlisle (not all of them). This is now fully booked as there is a lot of interest in this.

On September 20th we are having Stephen White from Carlisle Library giving a presentation on “Carlisle Costume, what we used to wear”.  This will be at Waterton Hall in Carlisle at 7.00 pm.

Our AGM is on Monday 17th October,  and on November 22nd we have that well known writer and walker Vivien Crow giving us a talk, again at Waterton Hall, starting at 7.00pm.
If anyone would like to come along to these talks please contact us via the website or Facebook, the more the merrier.

Apart from the talks and presentations, the Civic Trust has an interest in local planning applications, particularly to do with the historic quarter of Carlisle.  Members of the committee were recently invited to attend a presentation regarding the plan to build an extension to the Cathedral Fratry – a very interesting project and very well planned.