Did my first talk in Cumbria last week, for the Bateman Club in Ings. I included information from the 1881 and 1911 census records about the Liverpool cowkeepers who had originated from Westmorland. Family names included: Barnes, Beck, Berk, Bowman, Brownrigg, Coward, Crag, Fallowfield, Gaddas, Heslop, Kidd, Mason, Richardson, Sowerby, Stickland, Tennant, Whitwell and Woof. Afterwards, I had a fascinating exchange of information with a descendant of the Gilpin family - including a lovely account of cows being herded along the country roads from Crook to Kendal railway station, there to be loaded onto cattle wagons bound for the family's cowhouses in Bootle. Looking forward to future bookings in Cumbria.
6/6/2017 11:47:44 am
I lived in Beckenham avenue, on the bottom end of Penny Lane. Dairy 33on the corner of Briardale road was owned by Coulthwaites from at least 1950 to 1960s.They delivered our milk every day. You could also buy milk from the dairy. They had Friesian cows which were walked over Penny Lane railway bridge every morning and evening . They went down to Greenbank road entering the fields directly opposite the bottom of Penny Lane to graze during the day. They closed when the University bought the land and built Dale Hall , hall of residence for the students of Liverpool University.
16/7/2017 10:12:12 am
Hello Maureen. That's very interesting. A branch of the Joy family kept cows at Calton Dairy (Calton Avenue, at the top end of Penny Lane) and I have often wondered what grazing would have been available in the Penny Lane area.
18/8/2019 07:33:42 pm
19/8/2019 12:44:38 pm
Hi Paul. Thanks for making contact. Have you seen the 'Then and Now' photo of Briardale dairy on my 'A (Milk) House Through Time' page? There is also a short list of previous occupants. I'd love to see the premises. Perhaps we could arrange something next time I am down in Liverpool? You can email me on: email@example.com
9/5/2020 06:00:46 pm
I do not have any photos but somewhere I have a copy of an old article about the cows (which put the fear of god into me the first time I saw the cows). If I can find it I will let you have a copy. I gave a copy to the Penny Lane Society in their offices in Penny Lane.
9/5/2020 05:55:20 pm
I think the grazing land as I remember it was where now is the University Halls of residence was. It used to be fields and there was outbuildings in Greenbank Lane that is now owned by the university.??
23/12/2019 12:44:24 pm
Hi Dave, I am a descendent of the Gilpin family of Westmorland, if you have any pictures you could share that would be great.
24/12/2019 02:44:17 pm
Hello Dave, just reading the comments about the dairy which property you now own, if I’ve got that right.
23/7/2020 03:57:38 pm
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