In this week in history 25 YEARS APPLEBY

Date: Monday 20th November 2017

Appleby Grammar School figures in the national “top ten” A-level performance table, compiled following the Government’s controversial decision to publish league tables of school examination results. Despite its “grammar” title, Appleby is among the top ten comprehensive schools as far as A-level results are concerned.

Appleby Grammar School figures in the national “top ten” A-level performance table, compiled following the Government’s controversial decision to publish league tables of school examination results. Despite its “grammar” title, Appleby is among the top ten comprehensive schools as far as A-level results are concerned.

Eden councillors have dismissed a request from Appleby Town Council to halve the cost of season parking tickets at the Broad Close car park. Town councillors are very concerned about the on-street parking problem in the town, which has been worsened since the introduction of parking charges on the car park.

EDEN

Eden Council invited the wrong parish council to a site visit — much to the annoyance of members of the one which should have been there! Members of the Planning Committee were told that Greystoke Parish Council had been invited to and attended a site visit to discuss a plan for an agricultural worker’s bungalow. However, the site was within Dacre Parish Council’s area and to make matters worse the parish councils had completely different views.

One of Eden’s best known former farming couples, Mr. Willy and Ettie Losh, reached a diamond milestone when they received a special telegram from the Queen. The couple were married at High Hesket Parish Church on 19th November, 1932, by the late Rev. William Warwick Farrer, and they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary at a family party. Both came from farming stock and, during their working life, the couple have lived at five Eden farms, most notably at Woodhouse Farm, between Yanwath and Lowther Castle.

WARCOP

Former Eden schoolboy Frederick Howe has received a university degree at the age of 79. Mr. Howe was awarded a BA honours degree by independent study at the University of East London awards ceremony, held at the Barbican. Mr. Howe, who now lives in North London, is a former pupil of Burns Lane School, Warcop, where he was a schoolboy from 1918 to 1927.

ULLSWATER

Ullswater’s most famous hoteliers, Francis Coulson and Brian Sack, have again won major honours in the AA restaurant and hotels guide for 1993, as they prepare for their 45th season at Sharrow Bay Hotel. Sharrow Bay was again presented with the high prestigious three red stars for the high standard of the hotel and three rosettes for quality — the only premises in Cumbria to take such high honours.

50 YEARS

NORTH LAKELAND

The outbreak of foot and mouth disease on a farm near Kendal brought land in North Lakeland into the infected area and precautionary measures have been stepped up. With Penrith now within the area of infection, the auction mart there is closed. Countless events have been called off because they would have meant people going on to farm land.

PENRITH

A Penrith lady, Mrs. Greta Knott, The Elbow Room, Corn Market, tensely watched the “Miss World” contest on television, for the beautiful young lady representing Australia, Miss Judy Lockey, is her great niece. Judy, who unfortunately was not placed in the contest, is 19 and lives in Manly Bay, Sydney. She was an air hostess before turning to modelling as a career.

WESTMORLAND

The story of a Westmorland man who awoke to find a family camped on his front lawn, calmly cooking breakfast, was told in the House of Commons by the M.P. for the county, Mr. Michael Jopling, during the debate on the Countryside Bill. Mr. Jopling, who welcomed the Bill, which deals with access to the countryside, was describing some of the difficulties of people who live in National Parks and he suggested that the name “National Parks” should be abandoned. Mr. Jopling said: “A man said to me, “I woke up one Sunday morning and was lying in bed listening to the birds singing. All of a sudden I became aware of a smell coming through the window of fried bacon. When I went to investigate I found a family with a tent pitched on my front lawn, and there they were sitting round a primus stove cooking their breakfast. When I asked ‘Would you mind not doing that in my garden?’ I was told ‘Oh, this is a park. We can do exactly what we like’.”

100 YEARS

PENRITH

The axes are already ringing in the Beacon, for the first contingent of Canadian lumbermen have arrived and are clearing away the undergrowth to site the sawmills, dining huts and an encampment for the men. The Canadians, under the command of Col. Walker and Capt. Spence, are a military unit.

KIRKBY STEPHEN

The Kirkby Stephen Star Building Society, which has been in existence for nearly 20 years, has reached the end of its career. At the final meeting for winding up, Mr. W. Jackson occupied the chair.

WESTMORLAND

History was made at St. Paul’s Cathedral when Miss Janet Lacey, Director of Christian Aid, became the first woman since the year 604 A.D. to preach from the pulpit of the Cathedral. Miss Lacey is no stranger to Westmorland, having at one time worked for the Y.W.C.A. in Kendal. Her last visit was in March, 1965, when she spoke at a meeting in the Assembly Hall of the Kirkby Stephen Grammar School.