25, Finkle Street. Arthur W. Simpson, 1857-1922, Kendal Quaker, craftsman in wood, opened his first workshop here in 1885 making church and domestic furniture. He became an apprentice carver with Gillows of Lancaster and a journeyman with William Aumonier in London. He followed the aesthetic tradition of the Arts and Crafts Movement, simplicity being his guiding principle. Examples of his work may be seen in museums, schools, churches and private houses.
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Location: 25 Finkle Street
District Council: South Lakeland District Council
District Council Ward: Kendal Fell
County Council: Cumbria County Council
County Council Electoral Division: Kendal Strickland and Fell
UK Parliament Constituency: Westmorland and Lonsdale