Raymond Dennison's Movie Gallery
Published: 24th November 2023
Categories: Media Release
The films below were shot by Raymond Dennison, a cine film enthusiast and former Chairman of Windermere Lake Cruises.
These footage was recorded in the 1970s/1980s and offer a fascinating insight into Windermere's boating history. They were digitised and published online in autumn 2023.
Ladyholme – a new modern launch for Windermere in 1973
Miss Cumbria – a new modern launch for Windermere in 1974
The delivery, refit, and sea trials of Miss Cumbria – a launch on Windermere in 1974.
The arrival of Miss Lakeland
The delivery, refit, and sea trials of Miss Lakeland – a launch on Windermere in 1985.
The arrival of Miss Westmorland
The delivery, craning in and sea trials of Miss Lakeland – a launch on Windermere in 1988.
What do you do in the winter, boatman?
A behind-the-scenes look at the winter maintenance role of a Windermere Lake Cruises boatman.
A fire at an Ambleside Boathouse
A dramatic lakeshore fire near Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier.
The building of a new Aquarius Pier in Bowness Bay
A fascinating look at the construction of Aquarius Pier – a new pier on the south-western side of Bowness Bay on Windermere.