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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

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

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

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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Making Black Pudding

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Blog, Featured

Donald Woodburn is a local builder who built the Wordsworth museum here in Grasmere and completed major restoration work on Dove Cottage in the 70s. My job of maintaining Dove Cottage and the grounds has...

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