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APPLEBY “BOMB" TURNS OUT TO BE TIME CAPSULE

Posted 16th June 2017 by Maggie Clowes

An emergency evacuation of Appleby after the discovery of a buried shell casing was avoided with the help of the local newspaper, the Herald. The casing, from the Warcop army base was found by workers repaving the cloisters following damage in the 2015 floods. Seventeen groups and organisations contributed memorabilia to the capsule which was prepared by the Appleby-in-Westmorland Society as part of the town’s millenium celebrations. Only the donors know what each group chose as its memento and very few people knew its exact wherabouts whe…

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TRIP ADVISOR IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY?

Posted 24th February 2017 by Maggie Clowes

The Gentleman's Magazine featured the comments of travellers staying in Appleby in 1719. Both refer to the Crown Inn.* May August Lodged at Appleby at the Crown where we had good lodgings but very insufficient provision and attendance. Lodged at the Crown Inn Appleby where I determined never willingly to inn (sic) any more, the people being stupid and altogether unqualified for their employment. * There were at different times four inns whose names include the word CROWN Crown a…

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NEW LIFE FOR THE OLD SCHOOL

Posted 24th February 2017 by Maggie Clowes

The old school in question is the former British School in Chapel Street built in 1849. It replaced an earlier school founded in 1808. The two storey schoolhouse had a gable end facing the road and two 16 paned sash windows on each floor. Its enterprising new owners are converting it into a modern home, going ahead in spite of the fact that Chapel Street was badly flooded in Storm Desmond. Until 1870 all schools were charitable or private institutions. British Schools were funded by non-comformists while the Church of England funded N…

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Lt F T Balmer’s Cigarette Case

Posted 11th September 2016 by Maggie Clowes

Lt F T Balmer’s cigarette case has landed. We hope to display it in the TIC in October. I made a mistake in my last post: it was the SON of Lt Fred Balmer who was involved with the re-naming of the town in 1976. …

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