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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

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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