The Cartmel and Lower Holker Almanac 1917The Cartmel and Lower Holker Almanac 1917

A scanned copy of The Cartmel and Lower Holker Almanac 1917 including all pages and illustrations, in PDF file format, which is readable on any computer with Adobe Reader software (free download from 103 pages in total.

The Cartmel and Lower Holker Almanac 1917 contains a wealth of information about the villages, with details of places of worship, lists of magistrates, county council officers, urban district and parish councillors, guardians of the poor, the Cartmel lighting committee, details of schools and educational establishments, the Cartmel Hunt, the agricultural and horticultural societies, the cricket club, the sports committee, local fire brigades, the orchestra and choral societies, a list of literary and philanthropic societies' committee members, sick clubs and benefit societies.

The almanac also includes a raft of information about the year 1917: moon phases, planting and gardening info, foods in season, and notes on the weather and other unusual events, with a review of the period Nov 1915 - Dec 1916, by Titiotorris. Data includes the number of deaths in the parishes, the tonnage of seafood landed, prices of hay and straw, agricultural returns and stock.

Articles included cover Wm Penn, the Furness and South Cumberland Permanent Benefit Building Society, War and Food Prices, War Economy & Drink, Thomas Wright (stained glass artist), German Agriculture, Peace & War, and more.

Humorous and informative snippets abound, including a tale of King Alfonso (of Spain) and his candy, the Duke of Norfolk being paid tuppence to help push a cart uphill, the wonders of the body, trees which grow on the tops of trees, uses for waste materials, and the discovery of glycerine.

Black and white photos of the following are appended:

James Clarkson, Esq., Barrow

John Coward, Esq., Ulverston

The late William Gradwell, Esq.

The late William Park, Esq., Barrow

The late Benjamin Townson, Esq.

Mr Henry Percy Poole

Miss Ethel Mary Horne

Miss Margaret Elizabeth Levens

The late John Poole, Esq.

F.W. Poole, Esq.

Henry Inglis Orr

W.R. Nash, J.P.

Private Wm. Hutton

Mrs G. Teasdale

The late William Nash

Miss P. Nash

Miss Dora Horne

The late Miss Eliza R. Nash

W.R. Nash, 50 years ago

The late Mrs M.J. Nash

Private Francis Carter Hodgson

Private Henry R. Atkinson

Private John Pearson

Private James Townson

Private Christopher Young

Private William McGuire

Private Frank Webster

Private John Langstreth

Gunner Clement Mossop

The Cartmel and Lower Holker Almanac 1917 is a fascinating book, produced in the middle of the first world war, and gives an insight into life on the Cartmel peninsula during 1916 - 1917. The black and white photos illustrate business men and their families, and some soldiers in uniform. The data section includes a large number of names, places and activities, so if your ancestor came from the Cartmel area you will surely find this of interest, as will local historians and genealogists wanting to get a feel for life in the rural north during World War I.

The book has been scanned locally from an original copy and the CDs are produced in Cumbria. CD will be shipped in a protective padded envelope. The original book has staple holes and tatty edges to the pages, and the wartime paper has discoloured in places, so all this shows up on the scanned images, but the text is completely readable.

We are currently changing from a CD ebook to a digital download, which should be available within a few weeks. If, in the meantime, you have any questions about this item please feel free to ask.

Cost per digital download will be £10.

Some scans from the PDF may be seen in the gallery here (click the thumbnails to open a larger version):

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