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Caption for Grasmere, Rothay Hotel 1912: Horse-drawn coaches and a motor car are drawn up outside the Rothay Hotel. The fast-growing tourist trade made hotels such as this popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

An extract from Lake District Photographic Memories.

Memories of Grasmere

During the Second World War my family lived in Liverpool. My parents decided it was much too dangerous for me so I was evacuated to a small school being run in an old house called Kelbarrow overlooking the lake. My best friend there was a girl called Eva. I loved every minute there. We went walks on the fell behind the house, (...Read full memory)

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