A HISTORIAN will take people on a 2,000-year journey through the history and landscapes of Morecambe Bay and Cartmel.

Dr Alan Crosby, a well-known historian, writer, editor and lecturer, is the guest speaker at Friday’s Cartmel Village Society Annual Lecture.

Dr Crosby’s lecture – Cartmel and Morecambe Bay: Perspectives on history and landscapes – will look at how the Bay and the Cartmel peninsula has helped shape the area’s local economy, transport infrastructure, social and commercial ties, and ever-growing visitor market.

He will also look at how travellers and writers from outside the area have viewed the Bay and its landscapes. All accompanied by maps and photographs to add rich illustrations of the ‘Land of Cartmel’.

He said: “I really value the interaction of the audience questions at the end and from the questions I pose to them. Cartmel events always produce really good feedback and I think it helps that I live ‘south of the bay’ because it gives me a different perspective on the history of the Cartmel peninsula.

“I’m always tremendously impressed by the sheer quantity and diversity of local history research that goes on in and around Cartmel, and I draw upon that in my own work. I hope people at the lecture will take away perspectives on the history of Cartmel and its place on the north shore of the Bay that they might never have considered before.”

Dr Alan Crosby has been giving talks to local history and family history organisations for over 40 years, as well as lectures for the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University. He also speaks at conferences and in day schools across the Northwest, from Cheshire up to the Scottish Borders.

Mike Gibbons, Chair and Trustee of Cartmel Village Society, said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Alan back to the village for our popular annual lecture. His talks are always hugely interesting, insightful, and immersing, and we’re sure this one will again throw up some fascinating pieces of information about our wonderful village.”

The talk will take place at 7pm. Pre-registration is advised by emailing e.cameron1@btinternet.com or by texting 07929 833528.