september, 2019

04sep13:0015:30Asby History GroupA Tour of Historic Penrith13:00 - 15:30

Event Details

Led by:  Michael Mullett.

Michael Mullett, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Lancaster, will lead a tour of ‘Historic Penrith’.

Michael has completed four volumes of a new and comprehensive history of the town. Those who wish, may care to look at them prior to the visit; especially Book II (‘Penrith under the Tudors’), Book III (‘the Stuart Century’), and Book IV (‘Penrith in the Eighteenth Century’). All are published by Bookcase of Carlisle.

Michael explains that because Penrith was built in stone from quite an early date, it was not subject to the devastating fires which swept through the wooden buildings of many medieval towns. Therefore. it retains its basic ‘bone structure’ of medieval open trading places, linked by winding lanes.

More details will follow closer to the date, but the plan will be to meet in Great Asby at 1pm on September 4th, with the aim of beginning the tour of Penrith at St Andrew’s church at 2pm. Duration approximately one hour.

All welcome, AHG members and non-members.




(Wednesday) 13:00 - 15:30

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