A 'Rise Against Hunger' Meal Pack

13 members of Kendal Rotary participated in a Meal Pack Event at Cartmel Priory School on Saturday 13th April 2019 to provide 60,000 meals for children facing hunger.   The event was organised by Grange-over-Sands Rotary on behalf of Rise Against Hunger which is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable with the goal of ending hunger by 2030.

The History of Lancaster Castle

The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 15th April was Terry Bond, who gave an illustrated presentation of the History of Lancaster Castle with particular focus on the now closed prison. Having worked there for many years, he had an intimate knowledge of its workings and showed pictures of many parts of the building not generally seen by visitors. 

The castle has a long and fascination history and was once owned by John of Gaunt otherwise known as the Duke of Lancaster.  Originally a Roman fort and then a Norman castle, it has been enlarged over the years to become the Grade 1 listed building it is today. 

Of the many famous inmates of the prison, the ‘Pendle Witches’ and the ‘Birmingham six’ are probably the best known.

The Wordsworth Trust

Bernadette CalvertThe speaker at the recent meeting of Kendal Rotary Club was Bernadette Calvert, Education Development Manager of the Wordsworth Trust.

She gave a presentation giving a history of the work of Trust and explained about the forthcoming proposed major changes to Dove Cottage and the Museum. The work which will take place gradually over a year will bring a much needed update to many aspects of the Museum and prepare it for the future.

It is due to re-open fully in April 2020 when it is the anniversary of the 250th birthday of William Wordsworth.