History Café Newsletters

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Local History Cafe Newsletters were developed during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown as a way of keeping in touch.  They proved such a success that they have continued to be published monthly. 

Newsletters can be downloaded below.  If you would like to be put on the mailing list for these newsletters, or you have a memory to share please contact our editor Andy Moore via SJMFHeritage@post.com .

Latest Newsletters

LHC Extended August 2022

Summer activities and much more ...

LHC Extended July 2022

Local connections to the English Civil War

LHC Extended June 2022

Early Appleby memories - on the farm and at school

LHC Extended May 2022

All the fun of the fair, sports and sports days

LHC Extended April 2022

Springtime, Easter eggs and other chocolate stories

LHC Extended March 2022

With a focus on food, meals and their historic origins

LHC Extended February 2022

Highlighting maps and travel

LHC Extended January 2022

Keeping diaries

LHC Extended December 2021

With local historic festive memories

LHC Extended November 2021

Appleby history through time

Autumn 2021 Supplement

A record of our activities as part of Hello Heritage on your doorstep and Heritage Open Days

LHC Extended October 2021

Autumn harvest time and other memories

LHC Extended September 2021

Back to school time ... through time

LHC Extended August 2021

Featuring summer holidays - memories and further back.


Newsletters prior to September 2021

LHC Extended August 2021 Newsletter

Featuring summer holidays - memories and further back.

LHC Extended July 2021 Newsletter

Featuring those servants and the work they did.

LHC Extended June 2021 Newsletter

Featuring mining history.

LHC Extended May 2021 Newsletter and Extended read Spring Supplement

May's newsletter features sayings, rituals and celebrations and the supplement includes Anne Silins' complete Spring diary with contemporary photographs.

LHC Extended April 2021 Newsletter

Featuring Spring memories.

LHC Extended March 2021 Newsletter

Featuring school related stories - including school dinner memories.

LHC Extended February 2021 Newsletter

Featuring transport related stories from Appleby and further afield.

LHC Extended January 2021 Newsletter

Featuring St Michael and all Angels Church in Appleby and other church related memories.

LHC Extended December 2020 Newsletter

Bumper Xmas edition with memories of festive food, activities and happy family occasions.  Also some photos of Appleby in the snow.

LHC Extended November 2020 Newsletter

More Autumn memories, including bonfire night.  Memories of village shops from the history website.  Heritage Centre Facebook page confessions of apple scrumping.

LHC Extended October 2020 Newsletter 

This includes memories of Autumn from LHC members and the Appleby History website as well as the Appleby Heritage Boards project.

LHC Extended September 2020 Newsletter

LHC Extended August 2020 Newsletter