Tullie Talks

Lunchtime Lectures


Tuesday 3rd September 2019


 The story of the Navvies and how they changed the landscape of Cumbria & South West Scotland

Britain's industrial development required substantially improved communications starting with the building of a vast network of canals in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. A huge new workforce of labourers was required and many of these came across from Ireland in search of work. They became known as Navvies and this talk will examine their story by looking at a few selected examples of their work in Cumbria and South west Scotland culminating in the construction of the Greatest Munitions Factory in the World on the Anglo-Scottish border.

By John Anstey


Free entry


Talks start at 1pm in the Lecture Theatre


Tullie House Museum, & Art Gallery Trust, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP











Tullie Talks

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Friday Night Social Evenings

“It’s always good to have one or two club members as guest speakers on our winter programme.

October 25th:  November 8th:  January 10th: January 24th: February 7th: March 6th.

If anyone is happy to  give a talk on one of the above dates  please  contact 

Moira Meirick on  01228 529772 or 07799 950159.”