@1920s Waddington’s Guide to Kirkby Lonsdale (UK)  

Waddington’s Practical and Pictorial Guide to Kirkby Lonsdale 
York: Printed and published by T.A.J. Waddington, Mansfield Street.


Undated, @1920s

Well used, but complete and  scarce guide to a small town in Lake District!

Lot of advertising:

  • Burns-Laird Line (steam service between Scotland and Ireland)
  • Palladium Café – Lancaster
  • King’s Arms Hotel
  • Fleece Hotel
  • T Fawcett & Son – Saddlers and Sports Outfitters
  • Bottomley’s Gold Medal Mint Rock
  • Hooper’s Pills (female pills)
  • Birth Control – Madame Holloway (Specialist)
  • City Hotel – Londonderry

 Information on Kirkby Lonsdale, bis of poetry, list of post-Reformation vicars, several pages of photos,  verses recounting legend of Kirkby Lonsdale Bridge, excursions, distances to surrounding towns, altitudes, Buttermere, ...

4 pages with attached map detached from pamphlet.

Pamphlet measures 12 X 18 cm, map 48 X 36 cm.


Kirkby Lonsdale is a small town and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England, on the River Lune. Historically in Westmorland, it is situated 13 miles (21 km) south east of Kendal along the A65. The parish had a population of 1,843 in the 2011 Census.

Notable buildings include St Mary's Church, a Norman structure with fine carved columns. The view of the River Lune from the churchyard is known as Ruskin's View; it was praised by John Ruskin as "One of the loveliest views in England" and painted by J.M.W. Turner.


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