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Primary School

Arnside village sits on the Kent Estuary and forms part of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the other side of the Estuary is Grange-over-Sands and a train journey between them over the estuary viaduct is well worth it. Each month there is the opportunity to see the Arnside Bore - a ‘tidal wave’ down the estuary. Above the village is Arnside Knott which offers fantastic views across Morecambe Bay.

Pupils describe memory share -
Pupils chat to Dave Willacy -

Film: The pupils of Arnside share some of the memories they heard during the project.

Recording: Pupils describe what

happened at their memory share.

Recording: Pupils chat to Dave

Willacy about Arnside.

Pupils asked their family and neighbours about their memories of Arnside  

"My Granddad was born in Kendal in 1934. He moved to Arnside in 1964. For many years he worked for South Lakeland District Council. He was employed to keep the streets of Arnside litter free and to also sound the siren to warn people of the incoming tide."

"My dad remembers a big storm in 1983 which washed away the middle of the pier. When the pier was rebuilt the children from Arnside School placed a time capsule in the pier."

"There have been lots of changes in Arnside since my Grandparents have lived here. In the village there used to be two banks, a post office, a baker and a butcher. There was a police station and Mr Crossman was the local police man who patrolled on his motor bike. There was also an electrical shop and a TV shop at the bottom of Silverdale Road. There used to be an ice-cream shop on the railway platform."

"Arnside’s water supply tank used to be where the meadows Housing Estate is now. My neighbour remembers that sometimes you didn’t get water when you turned the tap on as too many people wanted it and there wasn’t enough in the tank."  

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