Proceedings

Proceedings Front Covers

(adapted from article by Alan Smith)
In 1962 the society produced it’s proceedings in A4 format. The covers where A4+ screen printed on card whilst the content was written on a typewriter, photocopied and stapled together. That edition cost Two Shllings and Sixpence.

From 1962 to 1965 there where two publications per year. From 1966 to ’67 this reduced to one per year. 1968 began the bi-annual editions and the cost increased to Five Shillings.

1971 the Proceedings took an A5 design with simple colour band.  Volume 4 (1977-78) saw the introduction of the new Society Logo – a representation of the Gastroceras cumbriense.  Proceedings are published on a bi-annual basis, members can read reports on the excursions, visits and lectures from the previous months.

Between 1971 and 2009 the society published five volumes.  Within these are 103 original papers, over 90 of which are on Cumbrian topics.  In addition the Proceedings have recorded 50 summer field excursion seasons in well over 350 individual localities across the wider region.

From 2020, due to increased and unsustainable publication costs, the society returned to the A4 format. This time ringbound with laser printed text and colour images on glossy heavier weight paper. Content still includes many unique research articles and fieldtrip reports.


Below are the content pages of the proceedings currently digitized. Members can login to read proceedings in the Members Area. If you are not a member and would like to purchase an edition, please contact Ben here.


  • Proceedings 1962 Part 1

    Contents Presidential Address ‘Granite and Granitization’ (delivered by the Vice President at Workington College), 15th February Page 1 Excursion to the Haile Moor Mine, Egremont, 22nd January 17 Excursion to Ullcoats Mine, Egremont, 23rd February 19 Outing to St Bees and Fleswick, 17th March 21 Sketch Map and Outline on the Skiddaw Granite, 1st April … Continue reading “Proceedings 1962 Part 1”


  • Proceedings 1962 Part 2

    Proceedings can be viewed in the Members Area here. If you are not a member and would like to request a copy of the proceedings or a particular article, please contact the website admin. Contents Excursion to the Lias Deposists near Wigton, and to the Drygill Shales at the head of Carrock Beck, 3rd June … Continue reading “Proceedings 1962 Part 2”


  • Proceedings 1963 Part 1

    Proceedings can be viewed in the Members Area here. If you are not a member and would like to request a copy of the proceedings or a particular article, please contact the website admin. Contents Editorial Page 1 The Annual Dinner, 4th January 3 The Annual General Meeting, 10th January 3 Presidential Address “On the … Continue reading “Proceedings 1963 Part 1”