Troutbeck Bridge

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Troutbeck Bridge
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The A591 road through Troutbeck Bridge
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Troutbeck Bridge
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54°23′38″N2°55′10″W / 54.3938°N 2.9194°W / 54.3938; -2.9194 Coordinates: 54°23′38″N2°55′10″W / 54.3938°N 2.9194°W / 54.3938; -2.9194

Troutbeck Bridge is a village in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. It is situated 1 mile (1.5 kilometres) north of Windermere on the A591 road running through the Lake District and was historically in the county of Westmorland. The main secondary school for Windermere and Ambleside, The Lakes School, is located in the village, as is the postal sorting office for the area. Troutbeck Bridge takes its name from where the road crosses the Trout Beck.

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The community is served by a petrol station and convenience store, an inn and restaurant, a secondary school and a gym.

History

The Calgarth Estate was a wartime housing estate built to house the workers of the nearby flying boat factory at White Cross Bay. By the end of the Second World War the workers had returned to their homes throughout Britain and in 1945 three hundred child survivors of the Holocaust, later known as the Windermere Boys, arrived from Eastern Europe to the Calgarth Estate to begin new lives: [1] [2] a film of their experience titled The Windermere Children was released in 2020. The site is now occupied by The Lakes School.

Transport

The A591 road passes through Troutbeck Bridge, with Windermere to the south and Ambleside to the north. The nearest railway station is Windermere, 1+12 miles (2.5 kilometres) away, which is well connected to the village by local bus services.

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References

  1. "LDHP Permanent Exhibition "From Auschwitz to Ambleside"". The Lake District Holocaust Project. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. "The inspiring story of how Windermere helped 300 Jewish chldren fleeing the Nazis". Lancashire Life. Retrieved 19 February 2019.