When I was a girl, we knew the building on The Causeway as the council depot. Cumbria County Council used it to store the Council truck, and more memorably, the snow plough. Previously it had housed the Steam Roller.
Apparently, in the UK, a number of companies owned fleets of steam rollers and contracted them out to local authorities. Many were still in use into the 1960s and a few were still being used for road maintenance in the early 1970s.
Unfortunately I have been unable to find much information about our Roller Shed but by the early 80’s the Steam Roller had ceased operations.
My husband and I were lucky enough to purchase the “Shed” in 2010 with all the intentions of using it for storage but as the building started to decay, we decided we had to bring it back to life!
I hope you will agree that a unique and modern transformation has taken place whilst retaining the charm of the old building.
Welcome to The Old Roller Shed!