Cumbria Archive is Branching Out
From Dick Eastman’s blog, here is an interesting article about the Cumbria Archive in England.
Dick’s blog says:
“It’s official – Cumbria has too much history. We’ve got rooms of the stuff, neatly laid out in folders, books and files, gradually outgrowing its home at the Carlisle Record Office. It was starting to look a bit cramped, until Cumbria County Council stepped in last year.
By mid-2010, Cumbria family records will have room to breathe in a state-of-the-art new archive centre. Documents dating back 500 years will be moved to a Victorian mansion in the south of Carlisle, the new base for the Cumbria Archive Service. The Grade-II listed building will be spliced onto a futuristic extension, where papers will be kept in a reinforced concrete strongroom.
NOTE: Cumbria is a county in northwestern England, extending along the Irish Sea coast from Morecombe Bay to Solway Firth and it includes famous Lake District.