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President:  Norma Platts

Chair: Sandy Felton

Treasurer: Vivien Mautner

Secretary:  Barbara Davies

Arnside Educational Institute

Church Hill Arnside, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 0DF

The Arnside archive group is a voluntary organisation based in the Arnside Educational Institute. Members are cataloguing and organising materials donated by local people, notably a large collection of photographs assembled by local historian Dennis Bradbury.

Our aims are

  • To promote & encourage interest in and research into the local history of the Arnside area

  • To provide information & exhibitions for the benefit of the local community and visitors alike.

  • To record customs and traditions of the Arnside area and the impact of change throughout history.

  • To allow local people to donate memorabilia and documents relating to Arnside for preservation.

We put on displays and workshops about specific topics throughout the year and carry out oral history interviews. Projects and events have included Tourism in Arnside, the history of schools in Arnside and Houses in Arnside.

We hold weekly workshops where new members can be trained to participate in archive activities, such as cataloguing and preparing exhibition materials and researching particular topics of interest.

Currently the workshops are held

10-12pm on Wednesdays

'Click here for the latest archive news and events'

If you are interested in joining the group, come along to one of the workshops or contact us on

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