Yards, crofts, ginnels and lanes are found in many northern towns. Kendal’s yards are special and are fascinating to residents and visitors alike. They are a characteristic feature of the town and demonstrate the lively history of the people who lived and worked in them. Originating in the burgage plots of Norman times, they developed over the centuries into a maze of bustling little communities lined with cottages and workshops. Their old names tell of many interesting characters associated with them.
This book has 200 photographs of and text showing the old yards and atmosphere and the lives of their inhabitants.