The history, lore and legends of Greystoke Village

Greystoke OS Map 1926

Bridges. What’s in a name?

Allan recounts the history of the various bridges around the village, along with some old names for them. When I was lad we called the bridge along the Penrith road the ‘Bowlo’ bridge because it was next to the old bowling green. The bridge along the road heading to Poplin was called Gandi’s bridge because […]

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The Pubs of Greystoke

The Pubs of Greystoke Greystoke used to sport a total of 4 pubs, including 1 Inn – the Boot and Shoe, of course. But as our local history expert Allan Marshall explains, there was a crucial difference between a pub and an inn: The Boot and Shoe Inn is the only pub shown on old

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The Bowlo

The Bowlo Greystoke used to have a bowling green. It used to be on what is now the playing field, in the corner nearest the Penrith road bridge. It was still there in the late fifties / early sixties but had fallen into disuse. Instead, football and cricket end up being played on it.  The

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