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Cark, Cumbria

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Cark, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Cark

Historic Maps of Cark and the local area.

I attended Holker School between 1959 and 1963 and can recall the Rowes quite clearly. I made a habit of knocking at their door most morning play times when we were able to buy small packets of peanuts for two old pence from them. They were a friendly couple. I can also remember Mr Rowe performing his ventriloquist act at Christmas times. Fond memories of life in a small and supportive environment!

The house in this photograph is Lawn Cottage, Cark-In-Cartmel. It was the home to my great-great-grandfather Alfred Jackson Caton and his wife Mary. Alfred Jackson died in 1910, and it would seem from the census that by 1911 his wife and daughters were self sufficient, running a laundry and dress making service from the house.