Whittington in the Lune Valley

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The Minutes of the Parish Council are now hosted by the City Council.
Follow the link in the Parish Council drop down menu.
As yet there are no Agendas published on line.
During the month of September there were 408 visitors to this website. That's the highest visitor count since the website started in 2004 (and excludes visitors to the Blog).

Whittington nestles on the Northern bank of the River Lune some two miles to the west of the popular tourist venue of Kirkby Lonsdale and Devils Bridge and twenty miles or so to the East of Lancaster and Jct. 35 of the M6 Motorway.

West WindowSt. Michael the ArchangelWest Window

Recorded in the Doomsday Book with Parish Church records going back to 1538. A church has stood on the current site since 1200AD.

Whittington is a vibrant community, the birth place of William Sturgeon the pioneering inventor of the electro magnetic motor, who was born in Whittington in 1783.

RSA MedalWilliam SturgeonRSA Medal

Rev. John Hodkins

Whittington was the home of Rev. John Hodkins, who was also famous as Cyclops a contributor to The Motor Cycle News at the turn of the last century. Also the Birthplace of Edward France, in 1694, who's sons John and William became famous as cabinet makers with Vile & Cobb and went on to supply furniture to the Royal family and many others.

The pages on this site enable visitors to find out more about the Village, our church and the activities which centre around our splendid Village Hall.

Diamond Jubilee Beacon Whittington Hall Long Walk

The left hand photograph records the Beacon, lit on Sellet Bank on the occasion of the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

As a rural community it is hardly surprising that animals form an important part of the village. In the length of Main Street alone there are four farms. Within the Parish boundaries there are another six. In addition ownership of horses is quite common. The photograph on the right above shows the Long Walk, from St. Michael's Church to the gate adjacent to South Lodge. The path passes between two Whittington Hall padocks housing Lady Reay's horses.

Musical ServiceJumble SaleJubilee Races Presentation

St. Michael's Church and the Village Hall are the popular venues for functions in Whittington. Pictured above is one of the very special services at St Michael's. The village hall hosts many events, such as the presentation of prizes to the competitors in the annual children's sports, together with performances by the Spot On touring company, the monthly coffee morning, private functions such as birthday parties and ever popular dances.

The very latest additions and updates to this site

01/10/16 Gerald's Musings. There are no Musings to report this month. Gerald has had antipodean visitors: 04/09/16 Full Minutes - Parish Council Meeting July 2016. (Updated)
20/09/16 News & Views from the village. (Updated)
06/07/15 There is now a list of the Rectors of Whittington Church, under the Parish Church Menu.
Village Blog. (Updated frequently)

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And this for the neighbouring major tourist venue of Kirkby Lonsdale

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