Memories of Burton-in-Kendal

Warm Bread.

I lived in Burton with my parents Stan & Hilda Hailey in the bakers shop in the square from 1956. I can remember my dad making fresh bread & cakes with the smell wafting through the house. I played football for Burton Thistle and helped run the club with many great friends. I moved away when I got married and my parents ...Read full memory

Church Where Grandparents Married

My grandparents, William Delaney and Phoebe Heighton were married here. The Delaney family lived in Burton for several generations. I believe Phoebe worked for the Misses Wilson prior to her marriage. They moved to Australia a few years after their marriage.  I visited from Australia in 1980s and was delighted to find charming little church intact and loved.

The 'Preacher'

I lived in Burton, about 1958, with my parents, older sister Susan, and baby brother Anthony. We lived in Hornby House. Do you remember a man who used to stand at the Market Cross and preach to the locals? He used to shout so loud we could here it when we were in our house. Lizzie

An amazing community has grown around our request to Share Your Memories.

You've shared 61383 memories of 31897 towns & villages, right across the UK!

So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved.

Keep them coming!

Start Now

It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the Add Your Memory links to begin.

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history & people?