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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Sketches of towns and villages, from across Cumbria interspersed with interesting information.

Rydal Water

Rydal Water
Rydal Water is a small body of water in the central part of the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. It is located near the hamlet of Rydal, between Grasmere and Ambleside in the Rothay Valley. The lake is 1,290 yards (1.18 km)...

New Market Street, Ulverston

New Market Street Ulverston
Ulverston is a comparatively large civil parish. It is bounded in the east by the Leven estuary, Crake, Coniston Water and Yewdale Beck. To the west the boundary follows a chain of hills, and beyond that lie the towns of Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam and...

Naworth Castle

Naworth Castle
Naworth Castle, also known as, or recorded in historical documents as "Naward", is a castle in Cumbria, England, near the town of Brampton. It is adjacent to the A69 about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Brampton. It is on the opposite side of...

Alston – The Highest Market Town

Alston is a small town in Cumbria, England, within the civil parish of Alston Moor on the River South Tyne. It shares the title of the 'highest market town in England', at about 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, with Buxton, Derbyshire. Despite...

Blue Streak Rocket

Blue Streak Rocket
The UK's Nuclear Deterrent In 1955, Britain began developing a long-range liquid-fuelled missile, the Blue Streak. Designed to deliver nuclear weapons, as part of Britain’s independent nuclear capability, work focused on producing an intermediate range missile. This single stage silo-based missile was intended to have...

Appleby In Westmorland

Historic Market Town Appleby-in-Westmorland is a town and civil parish in Cumbria, in North West England. It is situated within a loop of the River Eden and has a population of 3,048.  It is in the historic county of Westmorland, of which it is the...

Commissioner Funds CSE Project At Brathay Hall

Latest News From The Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner: Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall visited the Brathay Trust to find out more about...

Academic Who Tormented Victims Online Jailed For 32 Years

A scientist and former university lecturer who used the internet to seek out and blackmail dozens of people into providing him with sexually explicit...

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