“There’s no place like your own backyard”(Earlie Hudnall, Photographer)
Understanding of the past is important to help us navigate to a sustainable future. Traditions and memories make us who we are locally, and projects that identify our culture and memories can help bring us closer and create a sense of local pride.
Our aim is capture the town’s social, cultural and economic memories using a variety of media, If you have drawings, artwork, photos, oral history recordings or video we can share, please get in touch with the Community Engagement Officer.
An alternative has been suggested consisting of the same pen element meaning ‘head, end, top’ + the equivalent of Welsh rhudd ‘crimson’. The name ‘red hill’ may refer to the large Beacon Hill to the north east of the town.
- Heritage Walks Around Penrith
- Cumbria: A Forgotten Celtic Kingdom
- Cumbria County History Trust
- Old Penrith, Cumberland
- Old Cumbria Gazeteer
Facebook Pages with Memories of Penrith
Know Where you Walk
Know where you Walk (2)