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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 flow into the...

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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 . . .

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…?

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

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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A Subterranean World

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized

    If from the public way you turn your steps Uip the tumultuous brook of Greenhead Gill.   No habitation there is seen but such As journey thither find themselves alone With a few sheep, with rocks and...

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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 these...

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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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