Index – topics

Topics are alphabetical

Click on a link in the topics list to be taken to the relevant article

Cumbrian and social history

Advertising

Alcohol

Animals

Armstrong & Fleming, Penrith

Beds through the ages

Bicycle mania in 1869

Bonfire Night 1855

Burials – a Victorian public health risk

Christmas in Victorian Penrith

Coats of arms/heraldry

Crime

The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

Customs and Excise 

The Port Carlisle Dandy]

Deaths

Diseases and medicine in Georgian times

Diseases and cures in Victorian times

Education

Farming

Fashion

First World War

Food and drink (alcohol: see A above)

Funerals

Furniture and furnishings

Graffiti – historic

Haaf net fishing at Port Carlisle

Humour

Industrial Revolution (the), and occupations

Job titles old and new

Life expectancy in 1776 and 1845

Lodging houses and the spread of disease

Love –

Maritime tragedies

Militia

Carlisle Museum

Mining – Wellington Pit

Need-fire – a Celtic tradition

New Year traditions down the centuries

Oil on troubled waters – a Cumbrian experiment

Pasche eggs – a Cumbrian tradition

Poetry/poets

Policing

Politics

Public houses – see the places index page

Punishments

Railways

Sanitation debated

Science

Slander in Stuart England

Slavery

the Solway Artillery Range

Suicide – attitudes towards

superstitions

the telephone – an exciting discovery

Temperance theory

Theatre – Georgian

Thirlepolles – a mysterious ancient delicacy

Transport and travel

Twelfth Night and twelfth cakes

Unfortunate deaths – a few examples

Wages

Weather in 1881

Wedding customs in the 18th-19th centuries

Window tax or duty

Winter solstice, 1893

Workhouse life and food supplies

Family history tips and advice

Assumptions, the danger of

Bankruptcy and family history resources

Christian names and family history

Cumbrian surnames

Births and other records after 1837

Death certificates and their uses

Divorce and separation

Fake ghost proves the importance of sound research

Perils on online family trees

Inquests

Manor courts

Manor fines

Old occupations

Poor Relief 

Wills and their uses for family history research

Georgian Cumbria, Georgian fashion, topics, Cumbrian Characters,