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All about CALH

The Cornwall Association of Local Historians (CALH) was formed in 1981 with the aim of uniting, representingand co-ordinating the work of local historians with an interest in a wide-cross section of Cornish history.

Interests include the historical study of:

  • Particular towns and parishes

  • Local economies and industries

  • Archaeology and vernacular architecture

  • Local individuals, families, and communities

  • Social history.

CALH is also a member of the British Association of Local Historians (BALH).

CALH members enjoy a wide range of benefits and activities:

  • A programme of summer visits hosted by knowledgeable local historians.

  • A two day conference in the Spring.

  • A one day conference in the Autumn.

  • Three Newsletters each year featuring news and information on forthcoming events organised by CALH and other relevant organisations.

  • A free annual Journal published each Spring, including articles, reports, book reviews, and notes and enquiries from members.

  • Access to a network of like-minded researchers with a wide range of experience and expertise in Cornish archives and researching different aspects of local history.

  • Help and advice on producing books, leaflets and displays.

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