2014

NY1230 : Former drill hall, Cockermouth Leisure Centre

taken 10 years ago, near to Cockermouth, Cumbria, England

Former drill hall, Cockermouth Leisure Centre
Former drill hall, Cockermouth Leisure Centre
The drill hall was built in 1886 for the Cockermouth Company of the Rifle Volunteers (a part-time defence force). Alongside its military role, the hall was also intended to be used by local people for gymnastics and athletics. An entertaining article in the Times & Star (14.09.2012 : LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) ) describes meetings of the Cockermouth Gymnastic Club held here around the turn of the 19th century.
The hall and some land were bought by the Territorial Army Association in 1923, who sold it to Cockermouth Urban District Council in 1968 (historical information was found on the Papcastle website LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) ).
See this photo NY1230 : Inscribed tablet, Cockermouth's former drill hall for more information about the Volunteers.

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Geographical Context: Sport, Leisure Defence, Military other tags: Leisure Centre Sports Hall Drill Hall (Former) Cumberland Rifle Volunteers Border Regiment Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · WW1 Great War Centenary - Drill Halls Automatic Clusters: · Drill Hall [3] Other Photos: · Inscribed tablet, Cockermouth's former drill hall ·
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Rose and Trev Clough   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 25 October, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 2 November, 2014
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