100 turn up to remember Westmorland

The Westmorland flag

The Westmorland flag

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NEARLY 100 people turned up to an event to celebrate the fact that Westmorland is ‘still alive’.

Forty years ago Westmorland County Council was disbanded and Cumbria County Council was created.

“The object was to make sure people remember West-morland is still a place even if it isn’t a county council,” said organiser Guy Greenwood.

“Twenty-three organisations have used the name since 1974 which proves the word is still remembered.”

Held in the Westmorland Hall at Kendal’s Leisure Centre on Sunday, the day included performance from Burneside Brass and the Westmorland Youth Orchestra, a Westmorland chant and step dancing demonstrations.

Among those who attended were the mayors of Kendal and Appleby, Sylvia Emmott and Andy Connell, the chairman of Cumbria County Council Alan Barry, the Under Sheriff of Westmorland Tony Fitch and the High Sheriff of Cumbria Martyn Hart.

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8:04am Sun 6 Apr 14

drixhen says...

lets get back to WESTMORELAND things were a lot better then
lets get back to WESTMORELAND things were a lot better then drixhen
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8:59am Sun 6 Apr 14

onelocal says...

drixhen wrote:
lets get back to WESTMORELAND things were a lot better then
I'd much prefer to get back to WESTMORLAND.
[quote][p][bold]drixhen[/bold] wrote: lets get back to WESTMORELAND things were a lot better then[/p][/quote]I'd much prefer to get back to WESTMORLAND. onelocal
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2:27pm Wed 9 Apr 14

PeterRogerson says...

drixhen wrote:
lets get back to WESTMORELAND things were a lot better then
Nowt like being stuck in the past!
[quote][p][bold]drixhen[/bold] wrote: lets get back to WESTMORELAND things were a lot better then[/p][/quote]Nowt like being stuck in the past! PeterRogerson
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11:50am Fri 11 Apr 14

tom watson says...

I left Westmorland in 1968 and after a thirty three year break have returned to Westmorland every few years, it's still Westmorland to me. When writing home it took me some time to address letters to Cumbria. I do now as life goes on but remember wearing that Westmorland crest to school all the days of my secondary school life at Longlands School for Boys.
I left Westmorland in 1968 and after a thirty three year break have returned to Westmorland every few years, it's still Westmorland to me. When writing home it took me some time to address letters to Cumbria. I do now as life goes on but remember wearing that Westmorland crest to school all the days of my secondary school life at Longlands School for Boys. tom watson
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