New Book On Lamplugh Sheds Light On Village’s Past

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

An Edwardian Childhood – memories of a Lamplugh schoolboy is the collected memories of Charles ‘Viv’ Hales who was born in Lamplugh in 1902.

An Edwardian Childhood – memories of a Lamplugh schoolboy available at £7.50

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.

The Church Army Van visiting Lamplugh in the 1930s

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.

Lamplugh Temperance Band circa 1925

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.