Lancashire Life readers send in Lake District Postcards from the past
PUBLISHED: 18:10 30 June 2011 | UPDATED: 12:03 28 February 2013
Lancashire Life readers share their pictorial memories
Our recent appeal for old postcards of Lancashire and the Lake District certainly struck a chord with readers and, over the next few months, we hope to publish a selection.
One large package of memories came from Keith Brimelow, a subscriber from the far-flung Highlands.
Mr Brimelow, originally from Wigan, now lives a few miles from Oban in Argyll. He writes: These postcards were collected by my parents in the late 20s and 30s.
I can remember in the 1930s staying in Egremont and Coniston and developing a love for the Lake District. As teenagers, we cycled to the Lakes for weekends and, in early married life when I could afford a car, we drove up and spent time on the fells.
We have lived in Scotland for the past 30 years but we still get Lancashire Life and we still drive to the Lakes for breaks. Unfortunately, my wife is disabled and cant walk much now, but she lets me off the leash occasionally to walk those lovely fells.
Many thanks, Mr Brimelow.
If you have any interesting old postcards of Lancashire or the Lakes and would like to share them with us, please send them to:
Roger Borrell, Editor, Lancashire Life, 3 Tustin Court, Port Way, Preston, PR2 2YQ.
Include a few details about yourself and an address so we can return them.