The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 23rd January was Jim Bownass who showed the members some films of old Kendal. Many of the film clips, collected over many years whilst Jim was a cameraman for Border TY, have been compiled and kept for future generations.
The films, dating from the late 1960s and early 70s, showed how the town has changed over the years and clearly shows the demise of many of Kendal’s once famous industries – shoemaking, carpet weaving, insurance, snuff, brewing and horn works. To name but a few.
The only constant feature was the ever increasing traffic jams!