Windermere, Cumbria

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Windermere, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Windermere

Historic Maps of Windermere and the local area.

My great granddad, Thomas Henry Smith, was a Bathman at the Hydro having come from Melrose in Scotland where he was a Bathman at the Melrose Hydro.

The picture shown is of the junction with Main Road and Victoria Street, Windermere. The nearest building is obviously the Queen's Hotel (still there) and the one behind it is the Oakthorpe. To get to Orrest Head from here, take the right fork to the top of the hill where it joins (...Read full memory)