2016: £60,000 play area opens in South Lakes village

As published by The Westmorland Gazette, Friday 28 October 2016

CIVIC DUTY: Councillor Sylvia Emmott pictured (left) testing the new play area with the Mayor of Kendal Cllr Stephen Coleman and Emma Turner of Oxenholme Play Area Development (OPAD) who helped to raise the funding. Copyright Westmorland Gazette. 23/10/2016
JON GRANGER

A new-look £60,000 play area has opened in a South Lakeland town. Excited children joined councillors for the grand opening of the new play area at Bolefoot in Oxenholme on Saturday afternoon.

The community group Oxenholme Play Area Development (OPAD) helped raise funds for the project through a ‘crowdfunding’ appeal. It raised enough money to add a ‘space net’ climbing area to the scheme, which also includes brand new slides, swings, climbing frames, seating and shelters. There was also a £25,000 contribution from South Lakeland District Council (SLDC), £5,000 from Kendal Town Council and other funding from local councillors’ member budgets, charitable trusts, leisure organisations and local company donations.

OPAD chair and mum-of-three Emma Turner, said: “It has been a real community effort and lots of people have got involved, contributing funding and giving ideas about what they’d like to see in the park. We’ve been helped by SLDC, the town council, local businesses and charitable trusts and residents in Oxenholme have also paid towards it, we even had a sweetie jar in the local shop for donations. It should be something the whole community can be proud of because they have played such a big part in making this happen. The play area will be great for young people in the village. Because of Oxenholme’s relative isolation, it is the only park that is easily accessible and it is also the only real community space that we have where people of all ages can get together.’’

Playground manufacturers, HAGS SMP, designed the new play space incorporating ideas and suggestions from consultations run by OPAD in both 2014 and 2015, for a playground suitable for youngsters aged up to 14 that is accessible to both disabled and non-disabled users. Cllr Brenda Gray, SLDC ward councillor for Oxenholme and Natland, has also supported the project and contributed £3,000 funding through her last three years’ member allowances.

Oxenholme Play Area Development (OPAD) organiser Emma Turner with her son Isaac 6, and village youngsters who celebrated the opening event.

 

Bolefoot

The properties in Bolefoot were built for the council from 1921 to 1923.

John Bateson advises that the land was purchased from the Swinglehursts in December 1919 and building actually began in 1920. There were 24 “parloured” houses and 4 “non parloured”.

The original consecutive numbering of the properties is shown below along with known residents. In 1968, the Bolefoot properties along the newly named ‘Helmside Road’ were incorporated into that road’s initial numbering. The remaining Bolefoot properties were also renumbered into odds and evens with only numbers 4 and 13 retaining their original numbers.

bolefoot play

Bolefoot properties facing the Children’s Play Area and Railway Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011

Bolefoot as numbered today:

Odds:

1 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 7 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Parkinson (1884-1959?) & Clara Parkinson nee Bennett (1886-1978) + Peter Parkinson (1918-1978) + Lucy Queenie Parkinson (1921-2016)
  • 1968 – renumbered from 7 Bolefoot to 1 Bolefoot

3 Bolefoot

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 8 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas Lund (1892-?) & Ethel J Lund (1888-?) + Eric Lund + Hannah Lund
  • 1968 – renumbered from 8 Bolefoot to 3 Bolefoot

5 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 9 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Elizabeth Thornborrow (1897-?) + Lydia J Lamb (1875-?)
  • 1968 – renumbered from 9 Bolefoot to 5 Bolefoot

7 Bolefoot

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 10 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Anne E Beard (1865-?)
  • 1968 – renumbered from 10 Bolefoot to 7 Bolefoot

9 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 11 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Edward Langhorne (1897-?) & Ada Langhorne (1900-?) + Doreen Langhorne later Slater + Iris Langhorne later Johnson
  • 1968 – renumbered from 11 Bolefoot to 9 Bolefoot

11 Bolefoot – “Caer Urfa”

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 12 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas Alston (1894-1982) & Helen Alston neé Newsham (1898-1951) + Edith M Alston later McAdam + Mavis H Alston later Davies
  • 1946 – Mrs Helen Alston
  • 1968 – renumbered from 12 Bolefoot to 11 Bolefoot

13 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 13 Bolefoot (and remained so after renumbering of properties in 1968)
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Allan Swarbrick (1899-1944) + Jane Swarbrick (1904-?) + William Swarbrick + Harold Jones

15 Bolefoot

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 14 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Rudloph Weidman (1914-?) + Margaret A Weidman (1914-?) + Edward Weidman + Lily Baines + Edward Baines
  • 1968 – renumbered from 14 Bolefoot to 15 Bolefoot

17 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 15 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Mary E Nixon (1901-?) – please see the Nixon Family page
  • 1968 – renumbered from 15 Bolefoot to 17 Bolefoot

19 Bolefoot

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 16 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Benson (1905-?) & Alice Benson (1906-?)
  • 1957 – The Bateson Family
  • 1968 – renumbered from 16 Bolefoot to 19 Bolefoot

21 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 22 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas J Hayhurst (1903-?) & Lucy Hayhurst (1911-?)
  • 1968 – renumbered from 22 Bolefoot to 21 Bolefoot

23 Bolefoot

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 21 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Arthur R Rooke (1893-?) & Hilda Rooke later Salt (1893-?) + Millie Rooke + Christina Martin later Brown
  • 1968 – renumbered from 21 Bolefoot to 23 Bolefoot

Evens:

2 Bolefoot

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 3 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John Stewart (1891-?) & Florence Stewart (1892-?) + Jean Stewart later Swindlehurst
  • 1946 – Mrs. M. A. M. Brown
  • 1968 – renumbered from 3 Bolefoot to 2 Bolefoot

4 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 4 Bolefoot (and remained so after renumbering of properties in 1968)
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Robert Drelincourt (1908-?) & Margaret Mary Drelincourt neé Baron (1910-1996)

6 Bolefoot

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 5 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John Handley (1899-?) & Margaret Handley (1896-?)
  • 1968 – renumbered from 5 Bolefoot to 6 Bolefoot

8 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 6 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Dawson (1901-?) & Minnie Dawson (1906-?) + Mary W Dawson later Lappin
  • 1968 – renumbered from 6 Bolefoot to 8 Bolefoot

10 Bolefoot

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 23 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 –
  • 1968 – renumbered from 23 Bolefoot to 10 Bolefoot

12 Bolefoot

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • originally numbered as 24 Bolefoot
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 –
  • 1968 – renumbered from 24 Bolefoot to 12 Bolefoot

 

Bolefoot as numbered before 1968:

1 Bolefoot (now 38 Helmside Road)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Clifford Hall (1904-?) & Harriet Hall (1902-?) + John Hall
  • 1968 – renumbered as 38 Helmside Road

2 Bolefoot (now 40 Helmside Road)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Robert E Armer (1905-?) & Annie Armer (1902-?) + Robert J Armer – please see Armer Family page
  • 1968 – renumbered as 40 Helmside Road

3 Bolefoot (now 2 Bolefoot)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John Stewart (1891-?) & Florence Stewart (1892-?) + Jean Stewart later Swindlehurst
  • 1946 – Mrs. M. A. M. Brown

4 Bolefoot (still 4 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Robert Drelincourt (1908-?) & Margaret Mary Drelincourt neé Baron (1910-1996)

5 Bolefoot (now 6 Bolefoot)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John Handley (1899-?) & Margaret Handley (1896-?)

6 Bolefoot (now 8 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Dawson (1901-?) & Minnie Dawson (1906-?) + Mary W Dawson later Lappin

7 Bolefoot (now 1 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Parkinson (1884-1959?) & Clara Parkinson nee Bennett (1886-1978) + Peter Parkinson (1918-1978) + Lucy Queenie Parkinson (1921-2016)

8 Bolefoot (now 3 Bolefoot)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas Lund (1892-?) & Ethel J Lund (1888-?) + Eric Lund + Hannah Lund

9 Bolefoot (now 5 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Elizabeth Thornborrow (1897-?) + Lydia J Lamb (1875-?)

10 Bolefoot (now 7 Bolefoot)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Anne E Beard (1865-?)

11 Bolefoot (now 9 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Edward Langhorne (1897-?) & Ada Langhorne (1900-?) + Doreen Langhorne later Slater + Iris Langhorne later Johnson

12 Bolefoot (now 11 Bolefoot) – “Caer Urfa”

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas Alston (1894-1982) & Helen Alston neé Newsham (1898-1951) + Edith M Alston later McAdam + Mavis H Alston later Davies
  • 1946 – Mrs Helen Alston

13 Bolefoot (still 13 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Allan Swarbrick (1899-1944) + Jane Swarbrick (1904-?) + William Swarbrick + Harold Jones

14 Bolefoot (now 15 Bolefoot)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Rudloph Weidman (1914-?) + Margaret A Weidman (1914-?) + Edward Weidman + Lily Baines + Edward Baines

15 Bolefoot (now 17 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Mary E Nixon (1901-?) – please see the Nixon Family page

16 Bolefoot (now 19 Bolefoot)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Benson (1905-?) & Alice Benson (1906-?)
  • 1968 – renumbered to 19 Bolefoot

17 Bolefoot (now 42 Helmside Road)

  • 1st of four terraced ‘non-parloured’ houses
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John J Medcalf (1893-?) & Jane Medcalf (1893-?) + Maisie Medcalf later Dowker
  • 1968 – renumbered as 42 Helmside Road

18 Bolefoot (now 44 Helmside Road)

  • 2nd of four terraced ‘non-parloured’ houses
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Harriet Stephenson (1887-?) + Margaret Stephenson later Horsley + John Stephenson
  • 1968 – renumbered as 44 Helmside Road

19 Bolefoot (now 46 Helmside Road)

  • 3rd of four terraced ‘non-parloured’ houses
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas G Lowthian (1913-?) & Mary Lowthian nee Swainbank (1908-?)
  • 1968 – renumbered as 46 Helmside Road

20 Bolefoot (now 48 Helmside Road)

  • 4th of four terraced ‘non-parloured’ houses
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Ernest Harris (1873-?) & Isabella Harris (1872-?) + Margaret Walsh + Alexander Walsh
  • 1968 – renumbered as 48 Helmside Road

21 Bolefoot (now 23 Bolefoot)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Arthur R Rooke (1893-?) & Hilda Rooke later Salt (1893-?) + Millie Rooke + Christina Martin later Brown

22 Bolefoot (now 21 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas J Hayhurst (1903-?) & Lucy Hayhurst (1911-?)

23 Bolefoot (now 10 Bolefoot)

  • left-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 –

24 Bolefoot (now 12 Bolefoot)

  • right-hand semi-detached ‘parloured’ house
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 –

25 Bolefoot (now 50 Helmside Road)

  • 1st of four terraced ‘parloured’ houses
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John R Ellison (1897-?) + Norman R Ellison + Emma Ellison + Ronald W Ellison + Christopher H Ellison + Derek Ellison + Emily Middlebrough – please see Ellison Family page

  • 1968 – renumbered as 50 Helmside Road

26 Bolefoot (now 52 Helmside Road)

  • 2nd of four terraced ‘parloured’ houses
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – ? – James Middleton (1899-?) & Sylvia Middleton (1897-?)
  • 1939 – ? – George Marsden Swainbank (1905–1957) & Lavinia Bowden Swainbank (1906-1992) + Mary Blein – please see Swainbank Family page
  • 1968 – renumbered as 52 Helmside Road

Please note both the Middleton family and Swainbank family were each listed as 26 Bolefoot in 1939. Which was correct is not known at this stage.

27 Bolefoot (now 54 Helmside Road)

  • 3rd of four terraced ‘parloured’ houses
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 –
  • 1968 – renumbered as 54 Helmside Road

28 Bolefoot (now 56 Helmside Road)

  • 4th of four terraced ‘parloured’ houses
  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Robert J Fothergill (1901-?) & Jennie Fothergill (1901-?) + Sallie Higgin
  • 1968 – renumbered as 56 Helmside Road

With special thanks to John Bateson for pointing out the road numbering changes etc.

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