LETTER: Share your Droomer Estate memories

The Droomer Estate at Windermere

The Droomer Estate at Windermere

First published in Opinion

When Droomer Estate was established it was an exciting new time for Windermere and the area.

It was built to replace Calgarth Estate, the war-time workers’ housing scheme, which once stood on the site of Lakes School at Troutbeck Bridge.

It is 60 years since the first of the houses on Calgarth Estate were demolished and the residents were gradually moved into their new homes on Droomer.

We would like to hear from anyone who has stories to tell about the life and times of Droomer Estate, from the 1950s through to the present day.

The education charity I work with has already completed fascinating projects about the Shorts ‘Flying Boat’ factory and Calgarth Estate, and the story of the Jewish children who came to stay on Calgarth in 1945.

This latest project would bring the whole story up to date and complete a truly amazing picture of the Windermere area of the Lake District from 1940 to 2014.

You can contact me at Windermere Library, via telephone on 07876-433490, or email at hello@anotherspace.org.uk.

Trevor Avery

Director, Another Space Windermere

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10:38am Sat 15 Mar 14

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

Why is it called Droomer? It's not an attractive name, so where did it come from?
Why is it called Droomer? It's not an attractive name, so where did it come from? Milkbutnosugarplease
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