Grasmere History Group is a group of local people who meet monthly to discuss matters of local history. It is a very friendly, informal gathering at which we share our interests and ask questions of others who might know the answers we seek. We have a wide range of interests and in recent years we have produced exhibitions about Grasmere in the First World War and the early years of tourism in the Lake District.
New members from near or far are very welcome and we are always looking to meet more people with fascinating stories to tell about Grasmere and the Lake District. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the Jerwood Centre at 7.30pm. A speaker or discussion topic is usually arranged in advance; for more information about a specific date please get in touch with us.
In February the group explores the history of Sam Read, revealing the story of the man behind the bookshop and his role in Grasmere. Sam Read Bookseller has traded as a small independent bookshop in Grasmere since 1887 and is renowned for its literary heritage. In 2006 it won the Times/Independent Alliance Competition for Best UK Independent Bookshop.
Cost: FREEContact us to book