Penrith, Castle 1893

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Caption for Penrith, Castle 1893: Penrith Castle was built by William Strickland, later Bishop of Carlisle, who was given permission to build Penrith Castle in 1397, following the sacking of the town by raiding Scots in 1354. The curtain wall, shown in this photograph, is all that remains of Strickland's castle, which is now a public park.

An extract from Lake District Photographic Memories.

Memories of Penrith


When I was at the Grammar School, I used to do my mothers shopping on this street; I bought my first pair of earrings from Woolworths, on the mid-left, for a shilling - 5p!! and my mum bought shoes from the shop near left. My French form teacher, Mr Paul Johnson and his wife and twin daughters lived in a flat on the left; he (...Read full memory)

My Bailiff ancestors came from Askham. My g.g. grandfather Christopher's sister, Elizabeth, 1801, married William Henry Leech, 1795, whose father John Langton Leech, 1761, died in Askham and was the Vicar at Askham. Christopher's sister Ann, 1813, born at Askham and married Henderson Wilson, 1812, born Askham. His relative, (...Read full memory)

After reading another memory of Askham, I can remember a story my grandfather told me when I was a child. He was born in Askham in 1893 and was Christened in Askham church. His father was the Police Constable at the time and his mother worked in Lowther Castle. When my grandfather, who was called George was 7 years (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Penrith, Castle 1893: Penrith Castle was built by William Strickland, later Bishop of Carlisle, who was given permission to build Penrith Castle in 1397, following the sacking of the town by raiding Scots in 1354. The curtain wall, shown in this photograph, is all that remains of Strickland's castle, which is now a public park.

An extract from Lake District Photographic Memories.

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