Five Maids Ceremony in the Kirkby Lonsdale Churchyard

This Sunday at 2pm we will be paying homage to the 200th anniversary of the five maids who died in a fire at the Rose & Crown (now the @royalhotel) in 1820. 



The ceremony will be led by the vicar in the churchyard at the striking stone obelisk, which was dedicated to the maids, and accompanied by a series of readings along with a melancholic performance of In the Bleak Mid-winter.



Please join us over Facebook Live as we remember this woeful tale let the maids be remember in a safe and socially distanced fashion.


In Loving Memory…


Agnes Nicholson 


Hannah Armstrong 


Bella Cornthwaite


Agnes Waller 


Alice Clarke