New book sheds light on Lamplugh’s past

New book sheds light on village’s past

Lamplugh Heritage Society has published a new book about the village’s past.

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“An Edwardian Childhood – memories of a Lamplugh schoolboy” is the collected memories of Charles ‘Viv’ Hales who was born in Lamplugh in 1902. His notes have been compiled and edited by his grandson, Simon Carter, in association with Lamplugh Heritage Society.

The notes largely related to the Edwardian period but life changed very little in Lamplugh and similar villages for many years after that. Tractors didn’t appear regularly until after WWII and mains electricity didn’t reach Lamplugh until 1958.

Lamplugh Heritage Society chairman, Stan Buck, said: “Viv’s recollection of how life was are therefore familiar to many people still with us today.”

The Society will officially launch the book with a display of old photographs at their stand at Ennerdale Show on Wednesday, August 31 at Kirkland Leaps showground.

The book has 40 photographs and is available from Michael Moon’s bookshop for £7.50, other outlets or from Stan Buck, Owsen Place Lamplugh, Workington, CA14 4SQ. P&P £2.

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