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Remembering Kirkby Lonsdale – The 1930s

Kirkby Lonsdale and District Civic Society

7.30pm Monday, 11 December 2017

Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale

Remembering Kirkby Lonsdale – The 1930s

The 2017-18 series of winter talks continues on MONDAY 11th DECEMBER 2017 at 7.30pm in the Lunesdale Hall, New Road, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Film-maker John Hamlett grew up in Kirkby Lonsdale and for over 20 yrs has freelanced on many projects, including several for the National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For this film project, sponsored by our Civic Society and generously funded by the Christopher Robins Chariable Trust, John has brought together the memories of eight ‘born and bred’ local people who tell the story of our community around the 1930s.  The Underley estate owned and employed most of the town. Clark’s farm and Lunefield sat where housing estates stand today. There were cattle auctions and steam trains, bypass and bridge building, gasworks and workhouse. Stories of these and more are remembered alongside the characters who made Kirkby Lonsdale such a vibrant community.

This is the first of three films in this series that John is making, which surely will become an important local history resource.

EVERYONE WELCOME.  Admission £2.50, including refreshments.


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