The Gregson Collection is a varied assortment arising from Michael Gregson’s interests in family and local history in and around Warcop, Cumbria. Michael had traced the Gregson, Brindle, Wilkinson and Bardgett family trees back over four hundred years.

He had over 300 Post Cards and photographs relating to local subjects, press cuttings from local papers, sets of local business directories and a wealth of personal knowledge on local families and history. The collection also contains articles from the family businesses, biscuit tins and advertising material from the grocery shops and Victorian dress and display models from the drapery business.

As with all collections oddities creep in like Michael’s Boy Scout uniform, a wall hanging depicting a country scene with a water wheel, and a 4 foot diameter copper tray ploughed up by a local farmer, origin unknown!

If you are looking for information on the Appleby, Kirkby Stephen or Brough area of Cumbria then a visit on an open day may be helpful, please contact David by email for more information.