A group has revealed its programme for 2024 which will uncover varied aspects of Furness' storied history.

The Askam and Ireleth History Group will be hosting their first meeting in March, with the monthly get togethers taking place up until October.

The group meets at Duddon Road Church in Askam at 7:30pm, with entry costing £3 per session, and no membership is required in the hope that more residents will get involved.

On Thursday, March 21, the group will be presenting 'The High Road to Dalton-in-Furness with Dr Suzanne Tiplady'.

This particular session will focus on how Dalton was the access hub for a number of roads leading to the ancient capital of Furness.

April 18 will see Susan Benson visit to allow for an exploration of the Sankey Collection from the Barrow Archives.

The photographic collection will uncover aspects of Barrow's history that is often forgotten in public memory.

David Dawson will host a talk on May 16 on the past, present and future of Grange Lido.

Looking at the popularity of open air swimming, Mr Dawson will reveal the 'glory days' of the lido and what the future holds for the local spot.

'My Life as a Coroner' will take place on June 20, presented by retired coroner, Ian Smith.

He will touch on his role and the cases he encountered throughout his career, providing an insight into a job that many people do not fully understand.

A 'Memories and Memorabilia' night will be held on July 18, giving members the chance to carry out their own research.

This will include the opportunity to delve into the wealth of sources the group has collected, including the recently acquired collection from Askam Pensioners.

The group will change its focus to Muncaster Castle on August 15 and the role it played during wartime.

Dan Elsworth will transport participants to a time of 'hard graft' on September 19, discussing the foundries of Ulverston.

The final session on October 17 will go back to the very beginning, showcasing the lives of James Ramsden and Robert Wheatley, the Founding Fathers of Furness.