Peeling the Onion: Mapped Histories Project Update

Mapped Histories volunteers are cracking on and the end is in sight! Mapped history research is nearly at its conclusion with volunteers scouring local archives and memories for field names and their meanings. Names such as ‘Feather Bed’, ‘Pigeon Croft’ and ‘Breasty Haw’ are but a few that have been recorded as well as how they came to be. Mapped history volunteer Pat Jones from Finsthwaite has been busy reading her viking dictionary (as you do) to find out that the name ‘Feather Bed’ might derive from the norse for …. So fascinating discoveries being made all round. Go to  Whats On to book onto the 'sharing and celebration' event for this brilliant project on Monday 16 October at the Outback Hall, Backbarrow.

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