Up and coming Archive events

The diaries of William Fleming of Pennington - book launch


A Pennington Pepys: The commonplace journals and diaries of William Fleming of Pennington 1800-1808 by J. Graeme Livingstone


William Fleming of Rowe Head, Pennington kept a diary between 1800 and 1821. He was an educated man and his diaries show his wide-ranging interests: botany, natural history, the weather, history and social comment. Living through a period of great economic and social development, Fleming recorded the changes taking place around him. His diaries are invaluable source material for local social, economic and agricultural historians.


Join staff from Barrow Archive Centre in Ulverston Library on Thursday 3 October at 7pm


Free event but please book a place by calling 01229 407377 or email: barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk


Dissent and non-conformity in Furness exhibition

Tottlebank Baptist Church

Tottlebank Baptist Church (pictured) is the oldest Baptist Church in Lancashire having been established in 1669.  The exhibition looks at the Baptist, Methodist, Salvation Army, Congregational, Church of Christ, Quaker and Presbyterian chapels in Barrow and Furness built since then. Many have now been turned into houses, businesses or in one case, a night club.

The exhibition, at Barrow Archives (within Barrow Library) is free to view and will be up until the end of November 2019.