Cumbria to get World's biggest Grid Battery
has just been awarded the deal to build a 49 mega watt electricity
storage battery facility at the former Roosecote power station site
in Barrow. The massive grid storage facility will be able to store
wind and solar power for release when needed by the National Grid.
Construction of the facilities, which have been designed to respond
to peaks in demand, is set to start in spring 2017. Hopefully such
schemes will make the nuclear
reactor plans for Cumbria less viable.
Dramatic inversion below Red Pike caught in superb
picture by @adrianstrand
Child Labour in Cumbrian Mines
Life was cheap as coal was hewn under the Irish Sea..Learn
more at our web site
The Real Bluebird
Find out about the restoration of Donald Campbell's
not to be confused with the K777 replica that has been
controversially in the news.
Roman Fort on
A rare chance to see a giant bust of the Emperor
Hadrian comes to Cumbria...find out more at foot of our Romans
in Cumbria page.
Learn to Speak Cumbrian?
Find out what it means to be Gattered and the
many other dialect Cumbrian words that hark back to the days when
the Vikings were the main farmers in the Lakeland dales. Such words
as Knock and knash, neb, mush and scran are just some of those explained
on this Dialect Dictionary web site.
in the Lakes..
MPs brought an end to
John Peel's sport in February 2005.
Follow this link to find out more about the Lakeland
hunting packs and to hear John Peel's song.
Herdwick Tup called Brexit
At a recent auction the Herdwick tup
(ram) on the left was bought be a Belgian dealer and promptly nicknamed
'Brexit'. Pic by Herdyshepherd1 on his twitter account. Maybe the
weak pound is boosting livestock exports!
Cumbria's Lord of the Runes
Was this Cumbrian find the inspiration
for J R Tolkien's epic tales?
Shame! The Lake District National Park supports
New Nuke Reactors
Shocking news that the supposed guardians of the Lakes national
park will be raising no major objections to plans for Europe's biggest
nuclear plant just miles outside the National Park. The LDNPAuthority
states in its Moorside nuclear consultation response: "We support
the principle of a new build nuclear power station adjacent to Sellafield.
The proposal would continue the long tradition of the nuclear industry
in Cumbria and benefit the national and Cumbrian economy. Our support,
is consistent with that offered in 2011 when this Authority commented
on the National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation. "
We are forced to pay £300 million to help freshwater Mussels
Read on as Lakestay raises concerns...
it all about?
Saving the Lakes from an Army of Conifers
A Tale to amuse Jonathan Swift?
they took the first elephants to Australia!
The quiet shores of the Solway
St Bega's Walk
Find out about the inter-Irish 'Murphy Riots'
Ennerdale, the quiet valley
Cockermouth after the Floods
Find out some of the ways Cumbria was embroiled
in the Cold War...Read on
The eccentric pioneering rock climber and Borrowdale
caveman Millican Dalton...more .
Dump for West Lakeland ?
The granite under parts of Eskdale and Wasdale may end up hosting
the UK's proposed underground nuclear dump(estimated cost so far
£4.3 billion). Meanwhile the guardians of the Lakes, the National
Park Authority says it's inappropriate to object...Lakestay disagrees
and says it is much better to keep the waste above ground where
it can be monitored. But huge community 'bribes' may cloud Cumbrians'
judgement and Copeland and Allerdale councils have said they want
to 'take the money'.....Read more
on this important issue...or see the video
Meanwhile the quango, West Cumbria Tourism was part funded by Nuclear
Management Partners, former operators of Sellafield, until they
got the sack.
Wasdale Shepherds Meet enjoyed late summer sun. Trail hounds race
for the finish (Pic M.McKenzie) Meanwhile Cumbrian foxhunting
packs wait to see if the new government rescind the Foxhunting
The Doomed Hamlets
This was the last sermon at the church before the reservoir
flooded the valley. Read about another
chapel lost forever.
Wildlife in your parish
Tullie House at Carlisle has this excellent web site which tells
you which rare species live in every parish of Cumbria...
The Coniston postman always....
takes a picture of the wonder of the Lakes each day..join him at www.lakelandcam.co.uk