this month

Mum sold me to a farmer for £9
Harry Beadle, ninety-two, tells Tony Greenbank about the ‘good’ old days on the Cumbrian fells

The pub with no beer
Sebastian Oake calls in at the Cross Keys temperance hostelry in Cautley as our series on Cumbria’s classic inns continues

The railway woman
Andrew Gallon meets an artist documenting every facet of the Carlisle-Settle line

On the move
Peter Ostle relates the short history of Carlisle’s electric tram system

Fit for purpose
Tony Greenbank in conversation with Barry Johnson, standing above, a trainer whose clients include some of our finest sportsmen and women

Pals in the line of duty
Maggie B Dickinson uncovers the history of the Lonsdale battalion and its ordeal on the Western Front

Coastal traffic
After years of decline, Ann Lingard tells a story of growth for the port of Workington

Reminders of the Reivers
The pele towers of Cumbria remind us of the border region’s bloodstained past; John Morrison takes us on tour

Through the lens
Photographer Steve Whitaker is delighted to train his camera on the valley of Deepdale



I must return to Borrowdale
Vivienne Crow tells us why autumn always draws her back to one particular corner of Cumbria

Walking 1: Alcock Tarn
Mary Welsh offers us wonderful views of the Grasmere Valley

Walking 2: Whin Rigg and Miterdale
Keith Wood suggests a less strenuous, rewarding, visit to Wast Water and Burnmoor Tarn



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