Ambleside, Cumbria: History in Old Images

Old photo postcard of Ambleside, Cumbria, England

Enjoy a glimpse of history through old images of Ambleside, Cumbria, England, UK.

Old Newsreels capture the annual event of children taking crosses made of rushes, heather and flowers to the church of St Oswald.

The first was filmed in 1930, and the second in 1943.

QUIRKY: Rush-bearing celebrations (1930)- British Pathé on YouTube

Rushbearing Festival (1943) – British Pathé on YouTube


Queen Elizabeth II

In 1956, Queen Elizabeth II visited Westmoreland, Appleby, Ambleside, Bowness and Kendal, accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Special – Queen In Lake District (1956) – British Pathé on YouTube


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Old Ambleside in Cumbria, England, enjoyed through historic photos, vintage pictures & archive film. Browse history in these fascinating old images of a bygone era on my Pinterest board.


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