Main Street Click here to go back to A-Z page
Main Street runs from the roundabout near the Station (which everyone seems to have a different name for - depending on what connections and associations they have had with it, I don't think it has a 'formal' name - I like 'Just's Corner', which I think was named after the garage that was there), between Yewbarrow Terrace and the Ornamental Gardens, then up the hill past Victoria Hall and the shops. It turns right at Crown Hill (The Esplanade was a later road) and ends at the Pig Lane / Kents Bank Road / Grange Fell Road crossroads.
The following is a series of photos, mainly postcards with a few from the council in Victoria Hall. There are four sets, showing the main four sections of Main Street at differing times. The vast majority are taken from Crown Hill looking down the road between the shops.
Just's Corner to the end of the Orchard
The 'Middle' section - around Victoria Hall
Looking down from Crown Hill along the main shopping street at the time
Crown Hill to the crossroads ('Mossop's Corner'). The old Crown Hotel burnt down in 1908 and was rebuilt (see account here). It was converted to apartments in 1990.