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Find out how people lived in the Auld Grey Town decades ago. This film, part of our series focusing on the history of Cumbria on DVD, is the story of the poverty of Fellside and the many yards where communities lived and worked. There are the industries that made Kendal famous throughout the world – such as the world famous K Shoes - and we find out about the shops and the pubs of yesteryear. The building of the canal, the coming of the railway and the floods that left devastation in their wake are all here. There is the terrible toll that the Great War took on the town and nostalgic film of the Home Guard training during the Second World War. Much of the material has rarely been seen before.

Kendal - The Auld Grey Town