Joining the Federation

The CLHF links local history societies and historians with an interest in Cumbria, through:

  • this website (which includes
    • a diary of forthcoming talks and other events around the county,
    • plus a list of member societies with contact details),
  • a thrice-yearly Bulletin (archived since 2010 in the members' area of the website),
  • and an annual Convention;
  • member societies also receive a biennial directory of local speakers.

Anyone or any society with an interest in any aspect of Cumbrian local history, whether regional or specific to a locality, is welcome to join. The subscription year runs from 1st January, but new members joining after 1st October do not pay again for the following year.

Individual member (or family at one address) 8
Individual members receive one set of three Bulletins per year.

Society 12
Member Societies receive two sets of three Bulletins per year, plus
an A-Z of Speakers every 2 years.


Copies of the A-Z of Speakers can also be bought for 3 each (inc. p&p).
Extra sets of the Bulletin are available for 1.80 per year.

Application form (doc format, suitable for most word processors)