Stricklandgate House

The centre for voluntary organisations in South Lakeland

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The Lancaster to Kendal Canal

The story of the Lancaster to Kendal Canal begins with a grand opening on the 18th June 1819, which was followed by almost thirty years of growth and prosperity until in 1846 the railway came to Kendal, to compete for goods and passengers.

[Image: An arial view of Kendal c1940, showing route of Canal]
enlargeAn arial view of Kendal c1940, showing route of Canal