Allonby, Cumbria
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Allonby and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

My Birthplace.

Should remember the Solway Hotel as this was where I was born just after 5,00 am on the 10th October 1947. Born to Annie and Stanley Harold Pearson who owned the Hotel. I spent my early years roaming the village with two cats in tow - Darky and Topsy. Moved to my Grandmothers in Silloth when my parents separated. Spent the next 12 years travelling backwards and forwards.

A memory of Allonby by johnpe

The Riding School

I spent two weeks of every school summer holiday in the 1950s in Allonby with my mum and two aunts and numerous friends. We used to either rent a cottage in one of the farmers' fields or in a old converted train carriage. It was a long way from the hustle and bustle of post-war London and I loved it, especially the horse ...Read full memory

A memory of Allonby by Barbara Hunt

Sunshine Home

I can remember going to the Allonby Sunshine Home as a very young boy, where an aunt and uncle were in charge but I cannot remember their names. I went there on a personal visit, not as a resident as I went with my grandmother Alice Lancaster from Workington (now deceased). I remember various children being there in a bright ...Read full memory

A memory of Allonby by Michael Doherty