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Seeking out the Thin Places 0

Seeking out the Thin Places

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Blog, Featured

Anyone visiting or living in the Lake District, or any other place of natural beauty for that matter; and who are sensitive and at peace within themselves and their environment will have on occasion sat on a...

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Austerity Chicken with Colin Marshall 0

Austerity Chicken with Colin Marshall

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog

    These are austere times for many families. The ‘tightening of belts’ is squeezing the life out of many of our communities. Minimum wage jobs, zero hours and short-term contracts, flexi-hours;...

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Divisions 0

Divisions

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

      The Solway Firth forms a natural border between England and Scotland. Over ten miles wide at its mouth, it narrows to a patchwork of marshland and estuaries where the rivers Esk and Eden...

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Taking it for Granted 3

Taking it for Granted

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Blog, Featured

      You’d have thought that freedom of choice and expression along with access to information, were not just a right, but a basic necessity. Like eating and breathing they are the things that...

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Wrecks 3

Wrecks

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

“The common people ther do pray for shippes which they sie in danger. They al sit downe upon their knees and hold up their handes and say very devotedly. Lord, send her to us, God send her to us. Seeing them...

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Of Sorcery . . . 0

Of Sorcery . . .

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

Of Sorcery… It was on a Lammas night, When corn rigs are bonie, Beneath the moon’s unclouded light, I held away to Annie: The time flew by, wi tentless heed, Till ‘tween the late and early;...

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Now you see it…? 2

Now you see it…?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

Pareidolia is a Greek word for the psychological condition that causes us to see faces in objects. The phenomena originates from an inbuilt survival instinct, activated at birth that allows us to recognise...

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The Italian Job 2

The Italian Job

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

The twisted road that snakes itself over the pass isn’t for the faint hearted. Impassable for much of the winter it’s a gravity-defying ascent that tests your engine and your nerve as you make your way up and...

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Michael and the Great Feast 4

Michael and the Great Feast

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Blog, Featured

      Michael Mitchell studied history at Southampton University, before moving to Grasmere in 1993, where he helps manage the Wordsworth gift shop and works in finance. His interests are...

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Statistically Speaking 1

Statistically Speaking

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Blog, Featured

http://markwardpoet.co.uk/backyard/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/TEMPUS_F_AMENDED-Converted.mov.m4v Over 40% of the houses in Grasmere are holiday homes, most of which sit empty through the Winter, In Elterwater...

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Even the cows love it 0

Even the cows love it

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Blog, Featured

    Each generation makes the landscape its own. We are all of us simply temporary managers of the places we inherit or buy – It’s all ephemeral. For years now, farmers have been having a hard time....

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The Cloths of Gold 3

The Cloths of Gold

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

  Traditionally the Lake District’s economy was sustained by farming and heavy industry. Wool, heavy metals, slate, coal and graphite were processed here and exported around the country and beyond, but...

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A Sorry End 4

A Sorry End

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

    John Dixon was a publisher, author and historian who, in the spirit of notable Blackburn writers Alfred Wainwright and Jessica Lofthouse created a series of historic walks through the Lancashire...

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Blackburn Blues 7

Blackburn Blues

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

I’ve just returned from Blackburn: my hometown and a place we’ll revisit a number of times over the course of this blog. My parents, grandparents and generations of my family lie in its cemeteries.  Tim and...

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Dorothy and the President 3

Dorothy and the President

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Blog, Featured

    Pamela Woof is a scholar and author, President of the Wordsworth Trust and widow of Dr Robert Woof whose energy and vision helped create one of the world’s great literary museums here in...

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A Right Royal Bird 3

A Right Royal Bird

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Blog, Featured

Rick Martin is a Romany gypsy who blends his own fine teas and hires out rowing boats from his lakeside kiosk Faeryland, which is set in a sheltered inlet beyond the village. It is the most picturesque of...

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