In this week in history 25 YEARS PENRITH

Date: Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Students from Penrith’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School have put their ideas on the church in the frame. Year 9 students took up a challenge from the Bishop of Carlisle which invited young people to comment on the church. They presented their ideas in the form of two stained glass window panels which became the centrepiece of an exhibition in Penrith’s St. Andrew’s Church.

Students from Penrith’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School have put their ideas on the church in the frame. Year 9 students took up a challenge from the Bishop of Carlisle which invited young people to comment on the church. They presented their ideas in the form of two stained glass window panels which became the centrepiece of an exhibition in Penrith’s St. Andrew’s Church.

Penrith’s Ullswater High School is healthy — and that’s official. The school was formally presented with the healthy school award from the Northern Regional Health Authority.

THRELKELD

Housing for local people in North Cumbria received another boost with the start of work on new houses at Threlkeld Quarry. After several years of planning, the first sod was cut on the project to make low cost housing available to people living in and around Threlkeld.

APPLEBY

Beaver and cub sections of the Appleby Scout Group are under threat because new leaders have failed to come forward. The annual meeting heard that, unless new leaders are found, the sections must close, and the district commissioner is to be notified of the position in the very near future.

KESWICK

Keswick Golf Club stepped back 100 years to mark the centenary of ladies’ golf. Members of the ladies’ section dressed in Victorian costume for a special competition. The event marked the centenary of the Ladies’ Golf Union and was one of many competitions held around the country.

KIRKBY THORE

Pupils of Kirkby Thore School have been learning at first hand about Japanese culture. They have been taught by Tamaki Uchikawa, a student from Yokohama in Japan, who has been working with classes two and three, teaching pupils about life in Japan through cookery, map work, slides, painting and origami. She is also giving parents a cookery demonstration.

HIGH HESKET

Children from High Hesket Primary School have been awarded a coveted “Action for birds” gold award by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The national scheme encourages young people to undertake a variety of tasks that will help birds and other wildlife in the local community.

WARCOP

Well-known Warcop couple Gilbert and Madge Hodgson, are looking forward to their first trip abroad as part of their golden wedding celebrations. Gilbert, who was the last of Warcop’s centuries-long line of blacksmiths, and his wife were married at St. James’s Church, Ormside, on 19th June, 1943.

50 YEARS

PENRITH

An assurance that work would begin in November on the motorway between Penrith and Carlisle and the city by-pass was given by the Minister of Transport, Mr. Richard Marsh, speaking in Carlisle. Mr. Marsh said that work would start on both schemes in about November. “This work coupled with the connection of the motorway to Gretna should be finished by the end of 1970,” he said.

Penrith Urban Council may impose charges for the services of their rodent operator. The Health Committee have been informed by the Public Health Inspector of an “ever increasing demand” for the services of the operator to deal with ant and wasp infestations.

Well-known Penrith couple Mr. and Mrs. David Buchanan, Brentfield Way, marked 60 years of married life. They were married in July, 1908, at Kirkmichael, Dumfriesshire, by the Rev. John Bremner. Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan both originate from the South of Scotland. although they have lived in the Penrith area for many years.

WATERMILLOCK

A 204-acre estate in Northern Lakeland was sold at Penrith for a total of over £48,000. Ravenoaks, Watermillock, on the western shore of Ullswater, was sold at St. Andrew’s Hall by Messrs. Thornborrow and Co., Penrith (Mr. T. J. Thornborrow officiating) on instructions from the representatives of the late Mr. William Whiteley.

KESWICK

Walkers from all over the north, and some from further afield, remained undaunted by the change in weather and a field of 95 out of 109 entries left Keswick Rugby Club’s headquarters to take part in a marathon walk arranged by the Lake District area of the Ramblers’ Association.

100 YEARS

KESWICK

An interesting cricket match was played in the Low Fitz Park when an XI from Keswick School scored 61 against an XI from Lingholm Military Hospital, who made 47. During the interval, Lady Rochdale entertained both teams to tea in the park.

KIRKBY THORE

At an auction sale in the George Hotel, Penrith, Mr. John Thornborrow sold the 107 acres Farm, Eden View to Mr. Henry Stockdale, for £5,000.

WYTHOP

The felling of Wythop Woods, a magnificent stretch of woodland on the southern side of Bassenthwaite Lake between Peil Wyke and the Berf, has been commenced and already a considerable portion of the hillside is bare. The cutters, among whom are Finns, are lodged in an encampment in the woods.

COLBY

The anniversary services of the United Methodist Sunday School were held in Messrs. Gibson’s barn. Mr. F. J. Hatton presided and Mr. T. Balmer, Bolton, preached the sermon.