Cumbrian Lives grew significantly during the pandemic.

Posted 31st May 2022

Following sterling work by Kevin Grice, Jean Warburton, Tim Cockerill and others, we now have 91 lives employing the format of the ODNB written up on the draft website.

Two biographies of Cumbrians have come from as far as Poland and New Zealand. The long list of around 3000 brief lives has been enhanced with new material, where available.

National problems in the banking sector have made it difficult to open a dedicated bank account for Cumbrian Lives, but we are on the cusp of opening an account with the Skipton Building Society. After a frustratingly long delay, the website should be launched soon.