In this week in history 25 YEARS APPLEBY

Date: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Around 150 young fun runners defied wet conditions at Hutton-in-the-Forest to raise money for Eden Valley Hospice 25 years ago.
Around 150 young fun runners defied wet conditions at Hutton-in-the-Forest to raise money for Eden Valley Hospice 25 years ago.

A two-year labour of love has earned an Appleby man a top transport preservation award. Mr. Richard Straughan was named as the ninth interim winner for 1992-93 of the Scania Transport Trust Awards Scheme, created to honour and reward all forms of transport preservation in the UK. He wins the award for his complete restoration of a 1924 Super Sentinel steam wagon.

A two-year labour of love has earned an Appleby man a top transport preservation award. Mr. Richard Straughan was named as the ninth interim winner for 1992-93 of the Scania Transport Trust Awards Scheme, created to honour and reward all forms of transport preservation in the UK. He wins the award for his complete restoration of a 1924 Super Sentinel steam wagon.

BORROWDALE

The organisers of Borrowdale Shepherd’s meet are working to preserve its special rural atmosphere. So popular has the show become that for this year’s event the secretary was inundated with requests from people wanting to set up trade stands. Although there were more trade stands than before, they were carefully chosen to reflect the crafts which would be typical in Borrowdale.

A Roman Catholic priest had turned up safe and well following a major mountain search which was launched when he failed to turn up from a walk. Father Joseph Merryman, aged 62, from Bolton, left the Longthwaite youth hostel in Borrowdale to walk to Grasmere, having arranged to call the hostel when he completed his journey.

CUMBRIA

A description of a day in the life of Cumbria police officers gave a fascinating glimpse into the wide variety of work they do, ranging from rescuing cats to chasing thieves. Councillors at a Police Committee meeting said the sample breakdown of a day’s work, given by Chief Constable Alan Elliott, was most illuminating. In one 24-hour period the police had 601 calls for assistance for cases ranging from domestic violence to serious burglary, mountain rescues to road accidents.

CALDBECK

Caldbeck was the setting for the county best-kept village presentation ceremony when village representatives had the opportunity of exploring one of the winners of the 1992 competition. Mr. Arthur Johnston, competition chairman, opened the afternoon by thanking the visiting county judges who had had a very difficult task.

OUSBY

Rain showers did not diminish the loyalty of either supporters or competitors at Ousby’s annual show and sheepdog trials and entries remained on a par with last year’s record levels. There was the traditional stalwart support in the sheep section from local farmers —many making their one-and-only annual appearance — and judges again commented on the quality of exhibits in the industrial and horticultural sections, staged in Ousby community centre.

KESWICK

Keswick’s new infants school is to be called St. Kentigern’s and not St. Mungo’s. There had been considerable opposition in the town to the original choice of St. Mungo, with many people in the town preferring the alternative name for the saint with local connections.

50 YEARS

CULGAITH

Culgaith’s Church of England aided school was re-opened following a re-modelling and extensions scheme costing in the region of £17,000. The re-opening was performed by Mr. G. A. Huddart, Culgaith, headmaster of the school from 1945-55. The Bishop of Carlisle, the Right Rev. S. Cyril Bulley, conducted the dedication. The improvements to the 91-year-old school took thirteen months and during that time the village institute was used by the children.

GREAT SALKELD

A reporter on the staff of the “Herald” for the past twelve years, Miss Evelyn Rae, is shortly to begin a two-year course in social studies at an Oxford college. The first woman member of the reporting staff, Miss Rae has covered every type of journalist assignment and has become well-known to people over the whole circulation of the “Herald”.

PENRITH

Penrith Urban Council is to be asked to reconsider the necessity for an inner ring road around the centre of the town. Plans for such a road have been approved by the Council but no detailed line has been fixed for the road. Before next week’s meeting of the Council will be a notice of motion signed by eight members, asking that the matter should be reconsidered.

The number of houses erected in Penrith since the war now totals over a thousand. Tables printed in the annual report of the Medical Officer of Health, Dr. D. H. Chowdhury, give details of progress and show that 603 Council houses and 421 private houses have been built since 1946.

Claimed to be the second-oldest Rolls Royce in the world, a 1905 3-cylinder, 15 h.p. car was one of the veteran cars which attracted great attention at Penrith show this year. Belonging to Mr. Adam McGregor Dick, Kilmarnock, it is the sole survivor of six similar cars made by Royce and Co., Manchester.

100 YEARS

KESWICK

Mr. Swinburn, chairman of the Urban Council, hopes to send every Keswick lad serving abroad a parcel. Mr. T. Heywood handed over £48 from a whist drive and dance to aid this cause and it is planned to hold a big sale in the pavilion.

BORROWDALE

Mrs. Jane Wilson, Grange, Borrowdale, and formerly of High Lodore Farm, who is in her 85th year, has knitted 85 pairs of socks since last October.

ALSTON

A former Alston lady, Mrs. Elizabeth Lowe, has died in Sydney, Australia. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Swindle, Coalclough, Allendale, and married Mr. Joseph Lowe, Clitheroe, Alston, 44 years ago. Soon afterwards they emigrated to Australia.