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1959 - Willows School YHA Holiday (Lake District)

Lake District 1959

Willows School Holiday in the Lake District in 1959

Fifty-three pupils and seven adults attended the second Willows YHA School Holiday to the Lake District during Whitsun 1959.

This holiday record contains a list of participants and the first ever known photographic record of the Willows School holiday adventures.

Lake District 1959 - Introduction

Area:   Lake District

Dates:   Whitsun holidays

Hostels:   Grasmere, Borrowdale.

Pupils:

Christopher Allison Lesley Doyle Elizabeth Leather Gerald Boardman 
Denis Bower   Maureen Finnucane Helen Lee   Eileen Thelwell 
Janet Bostock   Winifred Finucane   Robert Martin   Philip Shaw 
Shirley Bower   Richard Garner   Janet Marshall   Andrew Tinsey
Barbara Atkins John Gregory   Ann Mason   Hilary Turner 
Russell Bolger John Harrison   Tony Mason   David Wright 
Miriam Brewer   Robert Harwood   Keith Mercer   Francesca Griffiths 
Janet Birtwistle   Victor Howkins  Kenneth Mercer   Margaret Andrews 
Brenda Birtwistle   Alwyn Kay   Tony North   Pamela Jones 
Christopher Cooke   Julia Keene   Barry Phillips  Susan Archibald 
Christine Crabtree   Frank Kirk   Maureen Pridham   Graham Seddon  
Margaret Cramner   Irene Kirk  Derek Rains    
Valerie Crossley   Robin Lambert   Wendy Sharples   
Anne Close   William Lang   Angus Sanders   

 Adults:

Miss R Wood 
Miss M McQuillan
Mr & Mrs Wilks
Mr K Baker
Mr & Mrs F R Mason 

 Cost:

Per pupil, including all fares and food: £3 -15s -0d
Total cost of holiday for 61 persons: £226 -5s -9d

Lake District 1959 - Photographs

1959 was the first year when a photographic record of the Willows School Holidays was kept instead of a full written record. The following photographs were taken during the holiday in the Lake District:

WH1959-001 Newlands Pass
WH1959-001 Newlands Pass

WH1959-002 From Red Pike
WH1959-002 From Red Pike

WH1959-003 On Red Pike
WH1959-003 On Red Pike

WH1959-004 Buttermere
WH1959-004 Buttermere

WH1959-005 Caption required
WH1959-005 Caption required

WH1959-006 Hay Stacks from above Honister Pass
WH1959-006 Hay Stacks from above Honister Pass

WH1959-007 Great Gable
WH1959-007 Great Gable

WH1959-008 Caption required
WH1959-008 Caption required

WH1959-009 Caption required
WH1959-009 Caption required

WH1959-010 Grasmere Youth Hostel
WH1959-010 Grasmere Youth Hostel

WH1959-011 Borrowdale Youth Hostel
WH1959-011 Borrowdale Youth Hostel

WH1959-012 Near Derwentwater
WH1959-012 Near Derwentwater

WH1959-013 Caption required
WH1959-013 Caption required

WH1959-014 Stickle Tarn
WH1959-014 Stickle Tarn

WH1959-015 Pavey Arc
WH1959-015 Pavey Arc

WH1959-016 Heading home on Windermere
WH1959-016 Heading home on Windermere

WH1959-017 On Windermere
WH1959-017 On Windermere

WH1959-018 Map of routes
WH1959-018 Map of routes

WH1959-019 Caption required
WH1959-019 Caption required

WH1959-020 Greenup Edge
WH1959-020 Greenup Edge

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