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Out-barns of Tatham and Botton

Local artist Peter Osborne spent many hours during 2019 tramping the local footpaths to reach thirty of these attractive and characteristic landscape features, and to record them in his sketch book in watercolour. The work was first exhibited, as prints, in autumn 2019 at the Gallery on the Green, the world’s smallest art gallery, in […]

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2019 AGM, winter talk no. 3, and out-barns art exhibition

Click here for a report on the year’s final society gathering: Annual General Meeting; a talk on land ownership, occupancy and values in the 19th century; and an exhibition of Peter Osborne’s watercolours of local out-barns.

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High summer in High Tatham – field-trip report & photos

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Millhouses Memories

Colin Miller looks back to his childhood living beside the Hindburn River at Mill Farm (now Millhouse Farm), and to riverside walks to visit his grandparents at Spens farm. Click here to read

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Tatham and Wennington in 1956

Transcript of an article published in the Lancaster Guardian and Observer on 16 November 1956; it was part of a series by Bill Heald, ‘Down your way’, with photos by Harry Hodgson. Our thanks to Mary Staveley for loaning the cutting. Click here to read

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House History research guide

Following the Society’s House History event in May, Mike Winstanley has brought together the information on possible research sources into one handy guidance article, with links to many helpful websites. Click here to read

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House Histories, Sunday 19th May 2019

Place: St. James the Less church, Low Tatham. Time: 2.00 – 4.30pm Find out how to research the history of your house. Short talks on specific houses and sources; display of photos and documents. We would be delighted to hear of – or see – any information or documents you may have on your house […]

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Schools in Tatham Fells 1816-1916

There was a Tatham Fell (no ‘s’) School before the present-day “Old School” was built. Mike Winstanley has looked into what is known about the “Old Old School”, and the circumstances that led to its replacement in 1863. He has also investigated a turbulent period following the 1870 Education Act, which led in 1875 to […]

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Melancholy shooting accident at Spens Farm, 1867

Mike Winstanley has been continuing his research into unhappy episodes in Tatham’s past, as revealed by the local press, clearly as keen then to horrify its readers as it is today! Click here to read

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Walking to Tatham School in the early 1940s

A wonderful Lancaster Guardian article, published October 2018, written by a former pupil, and describing his daily walk to school from his home at Millhouses.  Click here to read  

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