The features page is used to provide samples of work, interesting selections of material about the history of our area, or galleries.
High Lorton had a garage and filling station throughout much of the 20th Century. A project to examine the life cycle of this business, the people who owned and ran it, the premises it used and the services it provided was run in 2009. This resulted in an exhibit at the Cumbria Local History Federation Convention on 26th September, and at the Yew Tree Hall for some weeks afterwards.
The site of the Lord's corn mill at Loweswater has long been a mystery, because it ceased to work in the late eighteenth century and appears on no maps. More recently a copy of an old plan of the Mill Hill estate has been found which has allowed the history of the mill and the Mill Hill estate to be established. See the Loweswater Mill page for further information.
The Paddle School Roll of Honour records the names of the men of Eaglesfield, Blindbothel and Mosser parishes who served in the First World War, both those who lost their lives, and those who returned. There have been three articles in our Journal, plus further information compiled by Sandra Shaw on the 36 men who returned on our Paddle School Roll of Honour page. The whole series of documents can be downloaded as a pdf here.