In this week in history 25 YEARS TEMPLE SOWERBY

Date: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Pupils at Beaconside Infant School, Penrith, assisted by senior national park ranger Dave Hollows and student Paul Hill, plant trees in the school grounds 25 years ago. Trees planted included oak, hawthorn, holly, wild cherry, crab apple and dog rose.
Pupils at Beaconside Infant School, Penrith, assisted by senior national park ranger Dave Hollows and student Paul Hill, plant trees in the school grounds 25 years ago. Trees planted included oak, hawthorn, holly, wild cherry, crab apple and dog rose.

Earning enough money from his Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling bouts to buy a cottage for £500 is just one of the fond memories recalled by Eden elderstatesman Jim Arnison who celebrated his 100th birthday. Jim, formerly of Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby, now lives at Rose Lodge, Winters Park, Penrith, where he plans to celebrate his birthday milestone quietly among family and friends. He was born in Blencarn in 1893 when Queen Victoria was still on the throne. He was the fourth of ten children and the family moved to live at Newbiggin when Jim was ten.

Earning enough money from his Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling bouts to buy a cottage for £500 is just one of the fond memories recalled by Eden elderstatesman Jim Arnison who celebrated his 100th birthday. Jim, formerly of Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby, now lives at Rose Lodge, Winters Park, Penrith, where he plans to celebrate his birthday milestone quietly among family and friends. He was born in Blencarn in 1893 when Queen Victoria was still on the throne. He was the fourth of ten children and the family moved to live at Newbiggin when Jim was ten.

PENRITH

Penrith pensioner Arthur Blaylock is prepared to dance the night away for charity. Retired farmworker Arthur, aged 78, has combined the great love of his life with the opportunity to raise cash for a local cause. He completed all 26 dances with every willing partner he could find at an event held at Cliburn village hall and raised £472 for the local branch of the British Heart Foundation.

Former Penrith musician Paul Crew is returning to his native county for a one-night concert in Carlisle. Paul, the son of Mrs. Margaret Crew, of Croft Terrace, Penrith, is a member of the orchestra supporting international singing star Howard Keel in a date at the Sands Centre.

Penrith marathon man John Wardlaw aims to help Rumanian students turn over a new leaf with a mammoth charity run. Mr. Wardlaw, aged 57, a quantity surveyor, recently moved to Portland Place from West Cumbria with his wife and family.

KESWICK

One of Cumbria’s longest-serving post office workers is to retire. Mr. Edwin MacKay, aged 61, of Hollow Stones, Eleven Trees, Keswick, has been in the service for 47 years.

PENRITH

Youngsters from across Cumbria converged on Penrith’s Carleton Hall police headquarters to join in a day devoted to cracking down on crime. “Recent events have given a lot of publicity to crime committed by young people, but, in Cumbria, school students are getting together to do something about it,” said a force spokesman.

APPLEBY

Appleby town councillors are to continue the fight to have the town’s name franked on letters posted there. They expressed dissatisfaction with the decision of the Royal Mail to frank all letters within the Carlisle postal area with “Dumfries, Galloway and Cumbria”.

50 YEARS

APPLEBY

Arising from the search for the missing walkers on the Pennines near Dufton, a proposal for the formation of a mountain rescue team at Appleby has been made by Squadron Leader L. W. Davies, who controlled the search.

LANGWATHBY

The Postmaster General, Mr. Edward Short, was among a crowd who watched the ingenious efforts of a G.P.O. team to restore telephone supplies to a wide area of East Cumberland. Mr. Short, on a visit to the Lake District, was not recognised until he introduced himself to 29-year-old Mr. David Farrer, Carleton, Penrith — the man who restored the link using a bow and arrow.

EDEN VALLEY

There was a night of terror for some and confusion for many as the worst floods in living memory swept down the Eden Valley. Appleby bore the brunt of the floods, though there was extensive damage elsewhere, including the destruction of the main road bridge over the River Eden at Langwathby, on the A.686 Penrith-Alston road.

PENRITH

Enjoying a stay in Switzerland before settling down to the hard task of studying for his degree, is 18-year-old Gordon Morton Rigg, Carleton Terrace, Penrith. Gordon is passing the time before he goes to Manchester in October to study for a degree in mathematics and further mathematics, by working in a hotel in Wilderswil, just outside Interlaken.

100 YEARS

PENRITH

After more than three years under war conditions, the price of the “Herald” has gone up by 100 per cent. to 2d. per week. The cost of paper during the same period has risen by about 400 per cent.

Miss M. E. Thomson, Ash Bank, commandant of the Penrith Auxiliary Hospital, has been decorated by the King. Miss Thomson was among recipients of honours under the order of the British Empire. On her return from London, she was met at the station by members of the hospital staff and several patients.

KESWICK

Capt. Richard Hayes, Border Regiment, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes, Alpine Gardens, Keswick, has been presented with the Military Cross by the King at Buckingham Palace. Mr. Hayes, who is the first Keswick lad to be summoned to Buckingham Palace, joined the Army as a private from Kew Gardens, where he was studying his profession. He was soon offered a commission and rapidly rose to the rank of captain. He has been in hospital in Bournemouth, but is now returning to Keswick.