GREENFIELD, JOYCE — Joyce Hedley (Joy), nee Wells, (Whickham), formerly of Chestnut Hill, Keswick. Peacefully in hospital on 5th June 2020 aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Howard, much loved mother of Julia, Alastair and their partners Iain and Lucy. A loving nana of Emily, Alice and their partners Jack and Connor. Funeral service at West Road Crematorium, Newcastle on Monday 15th June at 12.30pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to Cancer Research c/o Martin Rankin Funeral Directors, 7 The Square, Front Street, Whickham, NE16 4JB.
Posted 12 Jun 2020

KIDSTON, JEAN — aged 87 years, wife of the late Gordon for 36 happy years, died peacefully at The Millfield Retirement Home on Tuesday 9th June 2020. Enquiries to Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR. Tel: 01768 891189
Posted 10 Jun 2020

SEXTON, VERA — Vera Sexton of Keswick passed away peacefully at home on 21st May 2020. She will be sadly missed by husband Lionel and her children Barbara, Martin, John and Anne, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and stepchildren.
Posted 05 Jun 2020

HUTTON, MABEL — Suddenly in the Millfield Retirement Home on Wednesday 27th May 2020. Mabel of Meadow View, Threlkeld and Setmabanning Farm in her 90th year. A very dear and loving sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt and great great aunt. She will be greatly missed by all her extended family. A private, family service will be held in St Mary’s Church, Threlkeld.
Posted 03 Jun 2020

BATTY, JOYCE — formerly of Brownbeck Farm, Naddle, passed away suddenly at home on 9th April 2020. She was the beloved wife of Ron, much loved mother of Christopher and Alan, grandmother of Harriet, Peter, Jenny and Josh and also great grandmother of Flo. Her cremation was held on 30th April and a celebration of her life will be organised in the future. She will be remembered for being an active member of the Keswick Tennis Club and involved in many things to do with Threlkeld village hall as well as helping at the Barnardos shop in Keswick.
Posted 03 Jun 2020

WHITE, SYLVIA — of Motherby, Penrith, aged 85 years, died peacefully at her home on Saturday 23rd May 2020. Beloved wife of the late Raymond ‘Ray’, dearest mother of Fiona, Jacqueline, Karen and Michael and a much loved grandma of Daniel. Private funeral service at Carlisle Crematorium on Friday 5th June at 12.20pm. Cortege leaving the family home at 11.15am. Family flowers only but if desired donations in memory of Sylvia may be made out to Hospice at Home and sent c/o Walkers Funeral Directors, Tynefield House, Penrith, CA11 8HY.
Posted 01 Jun 2020

ADAMS, MARGARET — aged 87, of Lakehead Court Keswick very peacefully at the Mary Hewitson Hospital on 22nd May 2020. Dearly loved wife of the late Stan, and a loving mother of Robert, grandmother of Lucy and mother in law of Honor, she will be sadly missed by her family and friends in Keswick. There will be no funeral service at Margaret’s request.
Posted 29 May 2020

SMITH, RAYMOND ARTHUR — formerly of Thornthwaite – peacefully in care in Chester on Sunday 10th May 2020 aged 92 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Valerie (d.2019), loving father of Alison, Richard and Michael, and ‘Gramps’ to Andrew, Ben, Josh, Laura, Rebecca, William, Callum and Angus. Advisory Officer for MAFF, parish councillor and sidesman, he loved living in Thornthwaite for 40 years. The funeral service will take place at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich on Tuesday 26th May. Donations if desired, made payable to Alzheimer’s Research UK, c/o Jacqueline Wilson Funeral Services, High Street, Clotton, Cheshire CW6 0EG.
Posted 18 May 2020

TEBBS, NICHOLAS – died suddenly on the 11th May 2020 aged 57 years. Loving son of Sandra and much loved father of Rosie, Jack and Alisha, he will be sadly missed. A private, graveside funeral will take place at St John’s Church, Keswick.
Posted 18 May 2020

FARQUHARSON – Tony, formerly of Allerdale Guest House, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday 7th May 2020. He will be sadly missed by Helen, his wife, Jason, Rob and Liz, his children, by his grandchildren and many other people. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Tony please send to
Posted 15 May 2020

ELSE, ROBERT HENRY — In loving memory of Robert Henry Else, who sadly passed away 5th May 2020 at Nether Place Nursing Home, Keswick, aged 83. His memory will live on with dearly loved partner Margaret McQueen, his children Kate and Rod, and cherished grandchildren James, Tanina and James. “In heavenly love abiding”. Family flowers only. Donations if desired direct to Diabetes UK or c/o FW Green Funeral Directors, 19 Eskin St, Keswick CA12 4DQ.

NEWSTEAD, JAMES HENRY — 24.4.1926 – 1.5.2020. In loving memory of a special dad, grandad and brother, who had a heart of gold. Forever in our hearts, daughter Rosemary, grandchildren Sarah and Matthew, twin brother Ted and sister-in-law Elizabeth, and many great friends.
Posted 06 May 2020

NEWSTEAD, JAMES HENRY — It is with great sadness that we have lost our most senior member and our thoughts and support go to his family at this difficult time. All members and friends of Keswick Royal British Legion.
Posted 06 May 2020

ALSTON, KENNETH — after a short acute illness, peacefully in the Cumberland Infirmary on 1st May 2020, aged 70 years. Much loved husband of Elaine, father of Julie, grandfather of Aiden and Theo, father-in-law of Bryan, brother of Barbara, Fran, Hazel, Brian and Dawn. Fondly remembered by in-laws John, Adrian, Michael, Meryl and Karen, Dianne, Geoff and their extended families. Due to the coronavirus restrictions the cremation will be family only, though if you would like to take a moment to remember him, the service will be held at 12.20 p.m. on Tuesday 12th May. A celebration of his life will take place later in the year.
Posted 05 May 2020

HUGHES, DR DAVID CHRISTOPHER — age 94, beloved husband of the late Dorethea (d.2013), proud father of Dr John Hughes and grandfather of Emma and Alice. David lived in the Newlands Valley (1989-1999) before moving to be closer to family in North Yorkshire. He passed away peacefully at Mount Vale Care Home, Northallerton on 25th April 2020. An active Churchwarden at Crosthwaite Church, Keswick (1992- 1998) and fondly remembered. Once he moved to Yorkshire, he would often visit, during the Keswick Convention. He was also a key member of Keswick Choral Society for many years. The cremation will be private, and a celebration of his life will take place when travel restrictions are lifted. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Posted 04 May 2020

CLARK, DOROTHY — age 79, loving wife of the late John Clark, beloved mother of David, John, Trisha and Clive, sister of Dennis and the late Alan, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. Passed away on Thursday 30th April 2020 in Carlisle Infirmary. Heartfelt thanks to the NHS staff of Beech Ward B.
Posted 01 May 2020

SARSFIELD-HALL, ROBIN CAROL – peacefully at home in Keswick on 27th April 2020, aged 94. Daughter of Geoffrey (d.1976) and Robin (nee Clowes, d.1980) and sister of Patrick (d.1944). Carol’s father was Governor of Khartoum in Sudan from 1929-1936 before becoming a stalwart of the wider Lake District community. Her mother was awarded an OBE and Order of St John by the Red Cross for her services during the First World War. Carol’s brother Patrick was tragically killed during Operation Market Garden. Carol was an active member of the Keswick community, including at Crosthwaite Church, the Keswick Convention, Girl Guides and many others. Burial will be private with a memorial service at a later date when current restrictions allow family and friends to travel. Sincere thanks to those who helped support her during her lifetime and care for in the last few years.
Posted 30 Apr 2020

INCE, WILLIAM DAVID (Bill) — age 78, beloved husband of Sandra, much loved father of Andrea, Sue and Helen and proud grandfather of Anna, Bede, Freddie, Joe, Jack, Tom and Daisy. Passed away in the Cumberland Infirmary on Sunday 19th April 2020. The funeral will take place at Carlisle Crematorium on Friday 1st May. Always in our hearts, and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Posted 27 Apr 2020

PRITT, JAMES KENLEY JR. (known as ‘Jimmy’) – peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle on Tuesday 21st April 2020, aged 80 years. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Posted 24 Apr 2020

HUME, JOHN – 97 years, of Threlkeld. Husband for almost 70 years of the late Ena, father of David, Anne and Kathryne, grandfather of seven and great grandfather of six. The cremation will be private, and a celebration of his life will take place when travel restrictions are lifted. Sincere thanks are offered to all those who cared for him with great warmth and compassion.
Posted 22 Apr 2020

PERRY, LEN — aged 91, beloved husband of the late Ivy and dad of Margaret and Keith, father-in-law of Roy and a step grandad and great, great grandad, passed away suddenly at home in Keswick on 15th April 2020. The funeral will take place at Carlisle Crematorium on 28th April 2020. A celebratory afternoon tea will be held when the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.
Posted 21 Apr 2020

FIRTH, JAYNE (née Shaw) — Greatly loved by husband Colin, family and friends. Jayne passed away peacefully in Nether Place Nursing Home on Wednesday 8th April, aged 74. Limited family funeral at Carlisle Crematorium on Monday 20th April 2020, 3.40pm. You are invited to attend in spirit only, due to the current risks. A celebration of Jayne’s life is planned for later in the year. Our thanks go to Amy’s Care and Live Well With Dementia for their considerable support, and to the staff of Nether Place Nursing Home for their dedicated care and concern. Any donations please to Amy’s Care and Theatre by the Lake, c/o 6 Trinity Way, Keswick. We would like to thank folk for the multitude of tributes to Jayne. Just one example: “Knowing Jayne was like opening a bottle of Champagne, she ‘fizzed and bubbled’, always with a ready smile and welcome; lovely memories.”

SCOTT, THOMAS MICHAEL (MIKE) — after a short illness, peacefully in Keswick Hospital on 2nd April 2020, aged 86 years. Much loved husband of the late Cherry Scott, father of Richard, Sally, Vanessa and Joanna, and grandfather of Fraser, Tomas, James, Jake, Abbie, Cassia, Hector, David, Spike and Freya. There will be a private family burial at St John’s Church, Bassenthwaite. Any donations, if desired to The Friends of Mary Hewetson Hospital, Keswick c/o Rowling End, Millbeck, Keswick, CA12 4PS.

HILL, MILDRED ‘MILLY’ (of Braithwaite) — Passed away gently and quietly, in Kirkland’s Care Home, Cockermouth on 31st March 2020, aged 90. A big “thank you” to all who helped her along the way. Any donations to Oak Tree Animal’s Charity via Kirkland’s Care Home.

BURNS, FLORENCE KATHLEEN — beloved mother of Dorothy and Robert and a cherished grandma of Lucy, Sarah and Anna. She passed peacefully away on 29th March 2020 in the wonderful, loving care of the sterling staff in Millfield Care Home in Keswick. A private cremation will take place at Carlisle Crematorium followed, when possible, by a service of thanksgiving in Crosthwaite Church, Keswick.

APPLEBY, MURIEL (nee Graham) — Aged 91. Beloved wife of the late Francis (Frank), deeply loved mother of Terry, Graham and Andrew, nana of Scott and Daniel, mother-in-law of Tina. Passed away peacefully at home on Latrigg Close, Keswick on Saturday 21st March 2020 with her sons by her side.

HIND, DOROTHY — The funeral of Dorothy Hind will take place at Distington Hall Crematorium but if you are in an at risk group you are invited to come in spirit not in person. A celebratory event will be held once the virus has gone.

HUGHES, RODNEY T. — On Saturday 21st March 2020, Rev. Rodney T. Hughes, aged 80 years, beloved husband of Margaret, wonderful father of Peter, Judith and Roberta and their spouses, and adored grandad of his 11 grandchildren. Faithful pastor and friend to many for over 56 years of Christian ministry. Private family burial in Crosthwaite churchyard. A Service of Thanksgiving will be arranged at a later date. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:2).

COCKBAIN, MIKE — Passed away 19th March 2020 in Carlisle. Born 07.02.1931. Now at peace with Kay. Funeral for immediate family only, there will be a remembrance service when arrangements can be made.

STEPHENSON, MEGAN VERONICA — On 18th March 2020 we lost our beautiful Megan Veronica. A life taken far too soon. Always in our hearts and thoughts. Mam, Luke, Stu and Lenny.


HUTTON, MABEL — Mabel’s family would like to thank kind friends and neighbours for their cards and messages of sympathy, Bellcare and The Millfield Retirement Home for all the love and kindness that was given to her while she was in their care, to staff at the Castlehead Medical Centre and F & W Green for their professional help, and to Dr Susi Wood for the lovely funeral service.
Posted 22 Jun 2020

TEBBS, NICK – Rosie, Jack, Alisha and his mum Sandra would like to thank the ambulance, police and air ambulance for all their support. Charles Hope for the lovely service and all of Nick’s friends that made it down to the lakeside to share great memories.
Posted 09 Jun 2020

ELSE, ROBERT — Margaret McQueen, Kate Bartaby and Rod Else wish to express gratitude to so many friends for all the sympathy and loving kindness shown through messages, prayers, cards and flowers sent following the death of Robert. Thanks also to the staff of the Mary Hewetson Hospital and Nether Place Nursing Home for all of their care of Robert during recent months, and to all at F & W Green Funeral Directors for their help, compassion and guidance – across the miles – at this sad time.
Posted 03 Jun 2020

ADAMS, Margaret — The family of the late Margaret Adams would like to place on record their enormous thanks and admiration for all the members of the local NHS who helped to look after her during the last few weeks of her life , both at home and in the Mary Hewitson hospital. Your kindness, dedication and professionalism was both admired and appreciated during this very difficult time.
Posted 29 May 2020

ALSTON, KEN – Elaine and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards and kind messages of support following the sad loss of Ken, much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law. Special thanks to all the medical staff at Castlehead Medical Centre and the Cumberland Infirmary ICU for their unfailing, compassionate care. Thanks also to Graham and Derek of Kennedy & Ferguson Funeral Directors for their kind, professional help. Donations, if desired, to The Injured Jockey Fund at or c/o Elaine at 4 Wickham Court, Keswick. A remembrance service will be held at a later date.
Posted 19 May 2020

PRITT James Kenley –– Abbie Wood and the family of the late Jimmy would like to convey their sincere thanks to all the friends and neighbours for the many expressions of sympathy during their recent and sad bereavement. Thanks to the Reverend Andy Murphie of Crosthwaite Parish Church for his comforting words, special thanks to Zoe and all the staff at F & W Green Funeral Directors, and to all those who kept to the social distancing rule but still came out to pay their respects in the street outside his home. He would have been very proud. Donations, if desired, please to Jim’s chosen charities Save The Children and The British Heart Foundation, c/o F & W Green Funeral Directors Ltd. A remembrance service will be held at a later date.
Posted 16 May 2020

PERRY, LEN R — Margaret, Keith and Roy would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind messages of sympathy and cards received during their sad bereavement. Thank you to Clare at F & W Green Funeral Directors, to all the carers at Bellcare, the kind staff at Keswick Coop who helped with dad’s shopping, and the staff and early morning swimmers at Keswick Leisure Pool. We hope you all know who we mean and will see you when the virus has gone.
Posted 05 May 2020

HUME, JOHN – David, Anne and Kathryne and family are most grateful for the many kind messages of condolence. Special thanks to all the medical staff at Castlehead and the Cumberland Infirmary for their unfailing, compassionate care. A memorial service will be held when travel restrictions are lifted.
Posted 27 Apr 2020

HOWE, ANNIE — Johnny, Mike, Pat, Barbara, Rodney and families would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards and kind messages of support following the sad loss of Annie, a much loved mother, nana and great nana. Many thanks also to the staff at Millfield Retirement Home and to the staff of Keswick Hospital for caring for her, Susi Woods for the lovely service and support, and Zoe, Clare and Keith at F & W Green Funeral Directors for their help and guidance. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Posted 14 Apr 2020

In Memoriam

JONES, MURIEL — 19th June, 2013. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, much loved, much missed and very dear.—With love from Mark, Linda, Emily, Rosie, Sally and Holly. Loving memories too of Ron Jones, 13th April, 1984. — Where the blue of the night meets the gold of the day xxx.
Posted 19 Jun 2020

IBBOTSON, MAY — In loving memory of my dear wife, May, who died 19th April 2000. Always in our thoughts. — Arthur and family.
Posted 19 Apr 2020

To Let

KESWICK — 2 bedroom town centre cottage, Keswick. Car parking, back garden/yard, recently modernised, gas central heating.(unfurnished) available immediately. Email [email protected] for further details.
Posted 23 May 2020

KESWICK — Spacious 4 bed, 2 bathroom apartment, town centre; kitchen/dining room, reception, double glazing, gas central heating. Designation parking for one vehicle. £1,000 pcm Contact 01900 823433 for further info.
Posted 18 May 2020

KESWICK — Centrally located unfurnished one bedroomed flat consisting living room, bedroom with modern kitchen and bathroom. Sorry unsuitable for children or pets.­—Applications to [email protected].
Posted 15 Apr 2020

Property Wanted For Rent

Single professional male, non-smoker, whole property, budget 600pcm, references available, 07500 743621.
Posted 04 Jun 2020

Wanted 2 / 3 bedroom property as soon as possible, to rent in Keswick or surrounding areas, for long term. Professional couple, non smokers, must allow a pet dog to be accommodated (fully house trained). Please contact Jacob Tonkin on 07711097887 if you have a property available.
Posted 04 Jun 2020

Wanted 3 / 4 bedroom property to rent for long term, professional couple in early 50s, non smokers, must allow pet dogs to be accommodated (fully house trained). Please contact 07738 710877 if you have a property available.
Posted 02 Jun 2020

Property For Sale

Two bedroom shared ownership ground floor flat in Keswick, garden and drive. Fixed price of £45,000 for 25% share. Local occupancy. 07979 434435.
Posted 18 Jun 2020

Business Wanted

B&B WANTED — Want to sell your Keswick B&B but still run it? Do you want to free up the money in your B&B property, but aren’t ready to retire just yet? We are a family looking to move to Keswick in a few years and are interested in purchasing an established B&B in Keswick. But for now we’d need you to stay in place and run it your way. If you’re interested in chatting about this, please call Katharine & Robert on 07768 921497. We look forward to speaking to you.
Posted 16 Apr 2020


Chinty’s Deliveries in Keswick
Local produce for local people
Surprise someone with a Ploughman’s Lunch or a Cream Tea delivered to your door in a bag with ribbons.
Regular daily deliveries of eggs, mature cheddar, sourdough loaves, fruit and veg, homemade cheese, fruit, cherry and gluten free scones, homemade soup and veggie stew, Joanne Horsburgh’s gingerbread, and milk in glass bottles to your door!
Call 017687 71110 or email [email protected]

Groundworks * Renovations * Extensions * New Builds
Groundwork Services: Foundations – Driveways – Drainage Systems – Ground Clearance.
Mini Digger & Machine Driver for hire.
Building Services:
Complete Construction: New builds – Extensions – Renovations
Timber Frame: Garden rooms – Log cabins – Gym – Pods.
Complete A-Z of Construction.
Tel: 07553 022763 7 days a week.
Posted 11 May 2020

FOOTWORKS PODIATRY CLINIC remains open by appointment only subject to pre-clinical screening (by telephone) for all appointments. Please call 017687 74744 or email [email protected] for further information. Only one patient permitted in the building at a time.
Posted 27 Apr 2020

Public Notices

Keswick Cricket Club draw – May 2020 — 1st no.105 (£25) David Morgan, 2nd No. 66 (£15) Andrew Pepper, 3rd No. 124 (£10j Doug Beebe, 4th No. 94 (£5) Lexie Ryder. Please note all winnings will be handed out after the Covid-19 lockdown ends.
Posted 20 May 2020

Legal Notice
Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence
Mr Stephen Hudson
Trading as S Hudson Services Ltd
of RO-TREV-ARN, Oughterside, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 2PY
is applying to change an existing licence as follows
to keep an extra 1 goods vehicles and 0 trailers
at the operating centre at Garthside, Wheyrigg, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 0DH.

Owners and occupiers of land (including buildings) near the operating centre who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds LS9 6NF stating their reasons within 21 days of this notice. Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top of this notice. A guide to making representations is available from the Traffic Commissioner’s Office.

Posted 11 Jun 2020

Legal Notice
Thomas Michael Scott (Deceased)
PURSUANT to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased late of High House Bassenthwaite Keswick Cumbria CA12 4QG who died on 02 April 2020 are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 31 July 2020 after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Scott Duff & Co 40 King Street PENRITH Cumbria CA11 7AY.
Posted 23 May 2020

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