Old Kentmere Minute Book

After the 1894 Local Government Act, Kentmere Parish Meeting came into being, along with a handsome leather-bound Minute Book. That Minute Book was used from December 1894 until May 2011 when it became full. This original 1894 Minute Book was the only one we know of, and it was still in use in 2011. The Minute Book was presented to the Kendal Records Office at the assembly of the Parish Meeting on Thursday 1st November 2012.

Following this link>> will take you to a PDF  file which in turn gives links to page-by-page photographs of the old Kentmere Minute Book and their corresponding transcriptions. Covering the period from 1894 to 2011, there are 259 pages altogether.

Kendal Records Office kindly arranged to have the book photographed so that we have a copy of the proceedings.

Nicholas Pighills, Chairman from 2001-2011, presenting the Minute book to Peter Eyre of Kendal Records Office

Thanks are due to several residents who have helped to transcribe the minutes to make them searchable and more readable. The transcriptions are now complete. If anyone spots any errors or can decipher where there are question marks, please contact the Parish Clerk: 


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