1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Whitsuntide Drowning 1896

My grandmother's brother had arrived with two friends on the Whitsuntide weekend, 23rd May 1896. They wanted to try a yacht, intending to hire it for the week if they were happy with it. They took it out and sailed towards Ambleside. According to the inquest, they probably got into difficulties with a ...Read full memory

A memory of Bowness-On-Windermere

My Dad Harry Moore,Known As Sarge

My dad Harry Moore, known as Sarge would ride his motorbike in all weathers to get to work ,which was at Ferryhouse, to get there he would go and return on the ferry. I would go with him sometimes at the weekend if there was any problems for him to fix. Years later I would go on a bike ride ...Read full memory