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All things woolly
[ 0 ] September 27, 2016

All things woolly

A record number of stalls have doubled the size of this year’s Kendal Wool Gathering, which celebrates the trade on which the town’s wealth was built.

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Remembering Rosewood
[ 0 ] September 27, 2016

Remembering Rosewood

The story of charismatic Lakeland tea garden owner and animal charity founder Kay Callaghan is recounted in a fascinating new book written by her daughter, Kendal poet Kerry Darbishire.

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The men who went up a hill…
[ 0 ] September 27, 2016

The men who went up a hill…

Cumbria has a “new” mountain. Smooth and grassy Calf Top might not be the most spectacular of fells; nor has its rise to prominence come about by anything so dramatic as tectonic shift, earthquake or volcanic eruption (you’d probably have noticed if it had). Rather, its promotion has come about due to changes in the way the Ordnance Survey records its measurements of such things.

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Only have eyes for mew…
[ 0 ] September 27, 2016

Only have eyes for mew…

“Some people will do anything for money,” says Cumbria reader Phil Calvert, who spotted this road sign near Newby Bridge last month.
If you’ve spotted an amusing sign in Cumbria, send a photo to Notebook, Cumbria Magazine, The Water Mill, Broughton Hall,
Skipton BD23 3AG, or email johnm@dalesman.co.uk

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Waves over Whitehaven
[ 0 ] August 23, 2016

Waves over Whitehaven

This stunning picture of waves cascading over Whitehaven’s inner harbour wall, taken by Paul Kingston of the North News and Pictures agency, is one of twenty-three finalists chosen from 800 entries in an international competition celebrating the best depictions of weather. “The UK was being hit by a series of Atlantic storms sending tidal surges […]

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Art for the next century
[ 0 ] August 23, 2016

Art for the next century

Langdale Primary School pupils hope their new art installation will be enjoyed for at least one hundred years. Working with Ings art ceramicist Sally Toms – a former pupil at the school – and headteacher Sally Jenkinson, they have immortalised their memories of the school and their environment on clay tiles. The Postcards from Langdale […]

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