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Hedley Grenfell

November 1918

"In November 1918 Hedley Grenfell climbed Helvellyn 19 times in one week to celebrate the end of the war. A bonfire was lit. He now lies in Patterdale churchyard"

His nephew, Harry Grenfell who was born in Hedley's cottage in Glenridding, had been wounded in the Battle of the Somme but thankfully survived the war. His name appears on the Roll of Honour, click here for more details.

Many thanks to Hedley Grenfell-Banks who sent us this photo with a note "Hedley Grenfell was my grandfather; his work at Greenside mine explains his presence in the dale at this time"