Memories of Threlkeld Quarry

Keith Wren has written to record his memories of Threlkeld Quarry:

There seems to be a little confusion about the names of the roads in The Quarry.  During the period which embraced WWI the houses were simply known as 'Quarry Cottages' they didn't even have a number (I guess on the principle that everyone knew everyone)  The two roads were later named as Blencathra View and Railway Terrace (Unofficially 'The Top Row' and 'The Bottom Row' respectively) After  the railway closed The Bottom Row had it's official name changed to Glenderamakin Terrace.

How do I know all this? I used to live there - and also went to school at the Quarry School. I also had a distant family member blow himself up in Gategill Mine!

If it's of any interest to you 'Rails through Lakeland' (2 vols) by Harold D Bowtell provides a comprehensive history of the Quarry and it's people.

Also, according to Postlethwaite: 'Mines and Mining in the English Lake District' blue clay found in the area was used to make bricks at a site near (the early) Threlkeld station, but I've no personal knowledge of that.