Block Fast Facts
Block Number: 49
Block Reps: Amir Kursun (International Officer) & Michael Payne-McGlen (Men’s Welfare Officer)
Block Structure: 8 flats with 8 rooms spread over 4 floors
Quirky Randomness: none yet!
Lindale – traditionally Lindale in Cartmel – is a village in the Furness region of Cumbria. It lies on the North-Eastern side of Morecambe Bay, England. It was part of Lancashire from 1182 to 1974.
Lindale’s most famous resident was John Wilkinson, an ironworker and inventor who lived in the village from 1750. He produced the iron for and helped design the world’s first iron bridge (at Ironbridge) and he made the world’s first iron boat in 1787. A large iron obelisk stands in the village as memorial to him.
Traditionally a farming village, Lindale’s proximity to the A590 road has seen a growth in the number of commuters who live there. It is also a centre for car showrooms. The local tourist boom has largely missed Lindale, with nearby Grange-over-Sands developing into a seaside resort, and villages to the north and west (such as Windermere) benefiting from their position in the Lake District National Park.