Kendal, Sizergh Castle 1896

Memories of Kendal


The boy in the hat is my grandfather, and the girl is his sister. The shop that they are standing outside belonged to their grandfather, a well travelled gentleman born in 1832. The view is remarkably unchanged in 2008!

My roots in Kendal go very deep indeed, my Great Grandfather was James Dawson Garnett who was born there in 1851 on Lake Road and married Elizabeth Sherrin a local girl in 1871. Their son James Langhorn Garnett was my Grandfather who moved to Middlesborough then South Shields and retired there as a local policeman. (...Read full memory)

My grandma used to live in the Cottage above the head of the Boy leaning on the wall. We use to love visiting and playing in the Yard. Great memories.

I lived almost next door to Anchorite Well for many years until I left Kendal in 1969. The houses were occupied by Jenny Huck and the Hootons. The Hucks had one of the first colour televisions on the estate and I remember going to their house to watch an FA Cup Final in colour during the 1960's. I remember bringing a minnow (...Read full memory)

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