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On the corner of Stricklandgate and Lowther Street in the large market town of Kendal on the eastern edge of Cumbria, England, stands Kendal Town Hall with its impressive clock tower.

A plaque on the wall outside the Town hall states the following:

On this site once stood White Hall, believed to have been an exchange hall for Kendal’s cloth trade with Virginia. It was replaced in 1825 by a new White Hall, designed by Kendal architect Francis Webster and incorporating a billiards room, newsroom, lecture hall and ballroom. Converted to the Town Hall in 1859 this forms the southern part of the present building. Extensions were commenced in 1893, when Alderman William Bindloss and Mrs Bindloss made a very generous contribution towards the cost of the alterations and improvements. A new tower was added for the clock, and eleven bells which were rung for the first time on the occasion of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

The original building had a cupola where the clock tower is today. This was replaced with the clock and tower in 1861, thanks to a hefty financial gift from John Wakefield. Originally the clock faces were lit with gas lamps.

Situated on the River Kent, Kendal is regarded as the southern gateway to the Lake District National Park.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    A really great capture Tom. Architecture outstanding.

  • Thank you so much my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • shadyuk
    shadyukalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent Tom Hugs !

  • Thank you so much dear Dorothy …

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  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stonealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Tom

  • Thank you kindly Peter …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 4 years ago

    Good shot Tom

  • Thank you so much Barry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Tom

  • Thank you Jamie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Excellent work!

  • Thank you kindly James …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 4 years ago

    we stayed at Kendal, its an awesome town, love the street scene Tom well done :)) k

  • Thank you so much Kristina, Kendal is a lovely little town …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent picture and history, Tom!

  • Thank you my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontalmost 4 years ago

    Super Capture Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Lee …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 4 years ago
    A super capture Tom.
  • Thank you dear Lilian …

    – Tom Gomez

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