An old market town, Kendal is characterised by its narrow Yards (lanes) that branch off from the main street. The use of buildings in the Yards varied from small shops run by local trades-people to homes and stables for animals. Once there were around 150 Yards in Kendal - some named after well-known citizens and others identified by a number; Wainwright’s was Yard 28.
In 2004 when redevelopment of the area started, Yard 28 was renamed Wainwright’s Yard, in memory of former Kendal borough treasurer Alfred Wainwright. Alfred is the celebrated author of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells.
We were first contacted midway through 2014 by the Graphic Designer managing the project: The Design Attic.