Religion, Belief and Culture in Our Community

The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 20th May was Jaquetta Gomez who gave a presentation to the club about an interfaith publication entitled ‘Religion, Belief and Culture in Our Community’. 

Jaquetta, a well-known devout Buddhist, gave a precis of the book’s contents and is passionate about enlightening people about other faiths to help them avoid misunderstandings as well as encouraging peace and harmony within the 20 different faiths in and around Kendal.

A 'Rise Against Hunger' Meal Pack

13 members of Kendal Rotary participated in a Meal Pack Event at Cartmel Priory School on Saturday 13th April 2019 to provide 60,000 meals for children facing hunger.   The event was organised by Grange-over-Sands Rotary on behalf of Rise Against Hunger which is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable with the goal of ending hunger by 2030.

The History of Lancaster Castle

The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 15th April was Terry Bond, who gave an illustrated presentation of the History of Lancaster Castle with particular focus on the now closed prison. Having worked there for many years, he had an intimate knowledge of its workings and showed pictures of many parts of the building not generally seen by visitors. 

The castle has a long and fascination history and was once owned by John of Gaunt otherwise known as the Duke of Lancaster.  Originally a Roman fort and then a Norman castle, it has been enlarged over the years to become the Grade 1 listed building it is today. 

Of the many famous inmates of the prison, the ‘Pendle Witches’ and the ‘Birmingham six’ are probably the best known.