A well-heeled group relaxes and a Chinese cook stands on the porch of one of Athalmers first buildings. Though historical records are spotty, there are a combined 28 names of clearly Chinese origin on the 1901 and 1911 censuses for the area. With the Chinese New Year underway, now is a good time to reflect on the contributions Chinese people made to the valleys early history. If you have any more information on this or any historical photo, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo C564 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A well-heeled group relaxes and a Chinese cook stands on the porch of one of Athalmers first buildings. Though historical records are spotty, there are a combined 28 names of clearly Chinese origin on the 1901 and 1911 censuses for the area. With the Chinese New Year underway, now is a good time to reflect on the contributions Chinese people made to the valleys early history. If you have any more information on this or any historical photo, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo C564 courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society