Mrs. Agnes Blenkinship was succeeded as president of Penrith and District Soroptimists by Mrs. Nan Hill, the former matron of the Greengarth old people’s home.
Lady Inglewood, Hutton-in-the-Forest, succeeded Mr. John N. Farrer as chairman of the Penrith magistrates. She was the first woman to hold the office but not the first chairman from Hutton-in-the-Forest, as Sir Henry R. Vane presided over the court from 1891 until 1908.
Members of Penrith Town Band wore new uniforms for the first time at a concert at the Playhouse. They were adorned with a badge designed by band member Allen Black.
The Yanwath Gate Inn better known as the “Yanwath Yat” was sold by auction for £22,000. The new owner, Mrs. Nevart Grey, Buckden, Skipton, said she intended to continue running the inn as licensed premises.
Brough women and children were models for a fashion show in the memorial hall, which raised £40 for the NSPCC. The younger models were Lesselle Wilkinson, Toni and Cheri Dobson, Barbara Dow, Helen Wilson, Jill Branthwaite, Susan and Diane Birkbeck and Linda Fothergill.
The death occurred, at the age of 54, of Mr. George Bedford Wivell, Armathwaite Hall Hotel, Bassenthwaite. He managed the hotel after the death of his father, Alec. A keen golfer, he was a member of the Keswick, Penrith and Silloth clubs.
After three pupils had narrow escapes from injury through carelessness in crossing the road, Mrs. Barbara Byers, headmistress of Langwathby Church of England School, conducted a “Be careful” campaign. She was aided by police officers, who used a variety of visual aids, and tiny tots got the message from a ventriloquist’s doll. A whole day was devoted to every aspect of safety.
The Derwentwater Curling Club was maintaining its membership and enthusiasm. However, both club teams competing for the Manchester Ice Palace shield were defeated. They comprised W. Swinburn. E. Martin, W. Myers and A. Beck, and J. Edwards, W. L. Martin, K. Hodgson and W. Cowen.
Moves were afoot at Appleby to revive the Bongate sports, last held some 20 years before.
The Mayor of Appleby, Councillor G. Atkinson, presented safe driving awards to three Appleby postmen W. Hewitson, Brampton; C. H. Parkin, Appleby, and B. Sowerby, Asby.
David Davidson, the Kirkby Stephen footballer, was to have a trial with Netherfield, the semi-professional Kendal club.
Kirkby Stephen Youth Club’s second birthday party was held in the Temperance Hall, with supper, dancing and games. W. H. Scott and Miss B. A. Alderson won the waltzing competition, judged by T. Walton and J. Park.
After many years of waiting, the people of the scattered parish of Ivegill made moves towards getting a village hall. A former RAF hut was erected as a temporary measure, with a view to raising the money for a more permanent structure. The money-raising committee was under the presidency of Mr. G. Sheffield, with Mr. W. H. Holliday as chairman, Mr. W. Bainbridge as treasurer and Mrs. Pollock as secretary.
For the second time in three months, the Penrith to Kendal and back cycling record was broken. John Pinkney, a member of the Beacon Wheelers, knocked 1 minute, 16 seconds off the time established by a clubmate, W. Weighman. Pinkney’s time was 2 hours, 41 minutes, 35 seconds. The timekeeper was Mr. W. T. Mossop.
Tom B. Potts, a former Penrith Grammar School boy who was studying at King’s College, Newcastle, was chosen to take part in a trial match prior to the selection of the Northumberland county rugby union team.
Speaking at Kirkby Stephen, the Rev. John Gawthrop complained that there were no young men in the Wesleyan societies. At Dent Head, Blencarn and Milburn, where he had just held missions, there was not a single young man and scarcely a young woman to be seen. It was a shame that the devil should have the cream of the young people.
It was decided to start a Liberal club at Keswick for educational and recreational purposes. Mr. H. Slade Wilson was willing to let rooms over his shop in Market Square and make necessary alterations to the property. The proposal to form a Liberal institution was proposed by Mr. J. M. Moorsom, QC, and seconded by Mr. W. J. Walker.
Members of Penrith United Football Club assembled in great numbers at the headquarters, the Red Lion Hotel, to consider switching from the rugby union code to the Northern Union (the early name for rugby league). The move was seen as essential because of an extreme shortage of fixtures, caused by the dwindling in numbers of clubs playing the union version. The change was strongly opposed by the president, Mr. Hamlet Riley, Ennim, who deprecated the thought of the club “importing” players, some of them professionals. However, he was alone in voting against the change.
A service of song, entitled, “A rough diamond, Peter Mackenzie”, was given by Shap Wesleyan choir in the recreation room at the granite works, Miss M. E. Fairer presiding at the organ.
A dainty dish. Now that winter’s blast may be expected, prudence suggests Lee’s sausage for breakfast. They have no rival. Thomas Lee, 1, Middlegate, Penrith (advert).