HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 10th June 1921 - 9th April 2021

10th June 1921 - 9th April 2021

It is with immense sadness that we mark the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of the parishioners of Kirkbampton Parish, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.

Our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

The Duke of Edinburgh will be remembered for his many valuable contributions to our wider community, especially the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, which has changed the lives of many of our young people and his extensive list of patronages that lent strength and credibility to many Cumbrian community organisations.

S Ekins-Parnell, Chair, Kirkbampton Parish Council

An online book of condolence is available at www.royal.uk.

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Kirkbampton Parish

Parish

Kirkbampton is a small parish situated in the far North West of Cumbria in North West England. The area encompasses the villages of Kirkbampton, Little Bampton, Oughterby, Studholm and Ploughlands, as well as having close links with Thurstonfield which is in the adjoining Parish of Burgh by Sands.

Kirkbampton Parish is officially under Allerdale District Council control but it is over 60km to Workington (the administrative centre) and the Eastern Boundary of the Parish is also the boundary between Allerdale and Carlisle City. In this respect, socially, the village has more of an affinity to Carlisle than it has to Allerdale.

The largest of the villages is Kirkbampton itself and is laid out in a linear form along the B5307 being the main route between Carlisle and Kirkbride and onwards to Wigton and West Cumbria. There are two small modern estates of Oaks Lane and Solway View off this linear route. Kirkbampton School (Infants and Primary) lies on the Eastern boundary of the village alongside the new Village Hall built in 2001 with a National Lottery grant.