Archives Training Events

We have some archives training events planned as part of the Dig Appleby project. These will include a visit to the Kendal Archives and some training in understanding medieval documents. Booking for each of these events is essential.

Transcribing Old Documents (Palaeography Workshop):

Due to popular demand, two presentations of the workshop are now planned:

Wednesday 17th August (2.00pm – 5:00pm). White House, Main Street, Brampton,CA16 6JS. (now fully booked)

Thursday 18th August (10.00am – 1.00pm). Swindalehead Barn, North Stainmore, CA17 4EA

The workshop is designed to introduce people to basic palaeography skills and gain some confidence in transcribing old documents. It will concentrate on 15th and 16th century documents but skills acquired will be useful for anyone with an interest in later documents.

Maximum 8 people on each presentation.

Please bring lined paper, pencils, eraser, magnifying glass (if you have one).


 Kendal Archives Centre Visit:

Tuesday 4th October (1.00pm – 3.00pm). Kendal Archives Centre, Kendal County Hall,Busher Walk, Kendal LA9 4RQ.

The staff at Kendal Archives Centre will be giving us an introduction on how to access, and make best-use of the archives, in order that you can undertake your own research if you feel inspired. A selection of documents focusing on Appleby will also be on display and available for examination.

Maximum 10 people in total on this event. There is some parking at the Archives Centre and a couple of car parks nearby in Kendal. Please meet outside the main entrance at 12:45am.

Booking is on a first come first served basis but further events will be organised depending on demand.

To book, please use the digappleby email address (, clearly stating which events you wish to attend and providing a contact telephone number. We will confirm your booking by return.

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