When a Mr Ian Aitken-Kemp who lives near Lockerbie came to Egremont to carry out some ancestry research and finding out that the headstones in Egremont cemetery had never been transcribed, he kindly offered to do this work (at no charge) as he has done so in many other graveyards.
The result of Mr Aitken-Kemp’s hard work led the Town Council to commission the printing of 30 A4 booklets containing the transcriptions (though not verbatim) of older headstones in Egremont Cemetery and is available for people to purchase at a cost of £5 plus postage.
To order a book or for more details, please contact the Egremont Town Council
Lowes Court Gallery has been in existence for over forty years and has supported the work of artists living and working in Egremont and surrounding villages, after the association had sensitively restored the oldest building in the Main Street in 19783 and creating a gallery and shop so if you are looking for something unique, then pop into the shop or go online at www.lowescourt.co.uk
Egremont’s public bowling green was opened in 1982 and is located at the north end of the town opposite the cemetery with access from Howbank Road. The green is on land leased by the Egremont Town Council from Copeland Borough Council.
Day-to-day running and maintenance of the green is carried out by volunteers from the membership of the Egremont Town Bowling Club.
It is open for practice and casual play from 2pm to 6pm, 7 days a week from mid April to mid September and everyone is welcome. In-house competitions and ‘Friendlies’ between Egremont and other local clubs take place at weekends. On Tuesday evenings the Club competes in a Mixed Triples League against other West Cumbria Bowling Clubs.
If you would like to try having a go at bowling all you need are some flat soled footware ie trainers or plimsols – if not the club can provide canvas overshoes. We can also be flexible on opening times.
The aim of the Bowling Club is to provide local people of all ages with the means to keep active, make new friends and enjoy a game of bowls in a friendly atmosphere. For younger people the club provides a stepping stone into a sport in which they could excel. In 2004 one of our younger members Stephanie Moffatt of Cleator Moor became County Champion at the age of 12 after only been playing for 3 years.
Club Officials and contact numbers:-
Chairman J.Wise 07866 289291
Vice Chairman P.Moore 01946 820700
President M.Cowin 01946 823440
Vice President K.Amor 01946 812440
Ladies President Mrs M. Percival
Treasurer A.Kelly 01946 820124
Secretary M.Cowin 01946 823440