Historic photographs of Penrith

The images below are from the book 'Penrith: A Historical Record in Photographs.

Photographs from Penrith: A Historical Record in Photographs

Devonshire Street, Penrith 1863

Devonshire Street Penrith c1863

Local photographer, J Lomax, captured this scene in Devonshire Street. This was likely taken at the time of the town's celebrations for the marriage of the Prince of Wales with Princess Alexandra of Denmark, on 10 March 1863. You can decipher the words 'Prince of Wales', though faded, on the decorated arch.

Henry Thompson, furnishing and general ironmonger, Market Square, Penrith c1900

Henry Thompson furnishing and general ironmonger Market Square Penrith c1900

A quality hardware shop, Henry Thompson's Ironmongers displays its wares the range and diversity of which is staggering by current standards. Thompson had acquired the business from Nesfield Robinson in 1886 after working for Mr Robinson for twenty-four years. In 1908 Henry Thompson moved to Castlegate and the property was subsequently demolished. The present bank building was erected on the site in 1912/1913.

Welcoming party for the arrival of the Kaiser at Penrith station, 1895

Welcoming party for the arrival of the Kaiser at Penrith Station c1895

A quality hardware shop, Henry Thompson's Ironmongers, displays its wares, the range and diversity of which is staggering by current standards. Thompson had acquired the business from Nesfield Robinson in 1886, after working for Mr Robinson for twenty-four years. In 1908, Henry Thompson moved to Castlegate; the property was later demolished. The present bank building was erected on the site in 1912/1913.

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