General news

On Tuesday, 9th June, 2015 Her Royal Highness Sophie, The Countess of Wessex will visit our village hall and coffee shop.  She is expected to arrive at approximately 11.55am and depart at 12.40pm.  For security, the whole building will be closed to the public for the duration of the visit.

Threlkeld Housing Association was established several years ago to provide low cost homes for local people.

The properties are all shared ownership jointly owned by the occupants and Threlkeld Housing Association with the aim of providing local affordable 2 and 3 bedroom homes. Threlkeld Housing Association are currently updating their waiting list for these properties. If you are interested or would like more information about eligibility please write, in the first instance to:

Offers are invited for the grazing, by sheep only, of:

1. Threlkeld Large Recreation Field (approx 6 acres) which will be dressed with 10cwt of 20.10.10, from 1st April 2015 to 31st October 2015 and 

2.Small Recreation Field (approx 1 acre) from 1st April 2015 to 29th February 2016.

Further details are available from the Hon Secretary John Hume, to whom offers should be sent in a sealed envelope marked "TENDER".

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.

The Towngate Estate is Threlkeld’s oldest charity.  It was formed in 1744 by four separate funds coming together to buy the farm from Susannah Irton (then soon to be Mrs Spedding).  Now it has four fields let to local farmers and money in a charitable unit trust.

Anyone out there who may be interested in joining the village bowls club please note that, for the foreseeable future, the bowls club will meet on Monday afternoons, 2pm - 4pm, as opposed to Tuesday evenings 7pm - 9pm. 

Frost sparkling in the air
Rainbows arch a Holy door
Diamonds lighting up our pathway
Moonlight garlands bind tree branches
Glimmering baubles shadow embers
Tinsel dewdrops stream in
Starglow Frostfire
Frostfire Starglow
Halos of celestial radiance
Where He lies......
(c) 1998

Yellow Dam crosses Gategill beck above Threlkeld village, close to the hunting kennels. It is privately owned and was created to provide a water supply and power for mining activities in the 1880's. It consists of a wall and a culvert (underground watercourse) with mining spoil placed on top to create a dam across the beck.

A carers group offering skill-based support to those families and/or carers of someone suffering with an Eating disorder (Anorexia & Bulimia) meets every 2 weeks on a Tuesday evening between 6-8pm