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Community Memories

a drawing of 3 people stood next to eachother

“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.

Origins of the name Penrith

An alternative has been suggested consisting of the same pen element meaning ‘head, end, top’ + the equivalent of Welsh rhudd ‘crimson’.[6] The name ‘red hill’ may refer to the large Beacon Hill to the north east of the town.


Facebook Pages with Memories of Penrith



Know Where you Walk

Know where you Walk (2)