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Caption for Winster, The Post Office C1960: One of the focal points of the scattered village of Winster, the Brown Horse is a well-known local hostelry. The signs leave no doubt that in 1960 the inn was owned by Dutton's Brewery (of Blackburn), and that John Kirkby was the licensee. There have since been a few comparatively minor changes to the structure, most notably the conversion of the garage doors into a double bow window. The signpost still points the way to Windermere and Bowness, Kendal and Lancaster, and Bowland Bridge and Winster Church.

Memories of Winster

I am writing to add my memories to those posted by my sister Sheila McCormack.  My name is Norma (McCormack ) Gibson.  Our grandparents ran this hotel in the 1920s. Their names were Margaret and Cecil Stronnel. They had a daughter Irene Margaret Stronnel. My mother told me about their Manx cats that had no (...Read full memory)

My name is Bill Elleray and I deposited in Kendal Records a collection of old family documents. Ref: WDX/971 They had been in my family for quite some time, some of them pre-1700. They mainly relate to property in Winster, Westmorland. They have no legal value but great value to property and family (...Read full memory)

My grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Carl Stronnel owned the Brown Horse Inn until 1922 when my grandmother and my mother emigrated to Canada.  My grandmother had  divorced prior to their departure.  The present photo is very similar to the one that hung on the wall of my grandmother's (...Read full memory)

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