Cumbria Food Festival in Cockermouth
Fun and Foodie chefs coming to Cockermouth 28-29
th September 2013
ONE of the first times a black slave was permitted
to share a white persons burial plot in England happened in
Whitehaven in 1700. And the Whitehaven burial in St Nicholas
churchyard, of the slave called Jane, was in defiance of the then
law stating that no African could be buried in a churchyard. The burial
was that of the slave servant of Mildred Gale, grandmother of the
first US president, George Washington. More.....
and Lake Challenges Roundup 2013
Park cull Geese and now DEFRA to cull Buzzards
Not only is the Lake District National Park Authority
to culll Canada Geese on Windermere because they are not native..DEFRA's
plans to spend up to £375,000 of taxpayers' money to trial buzzard
control methods for Pheasant shooting estates.
Find out more here.(pic by Marek Szczepanek)
Explore the mussel beds and shifting world of
the Solway ...find
Another Lake District across the Pond?
Check out these excellent illustrated walks for
the Northern mountains.Skiddaw
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.
Find out about the restoration of Donald Campbell's
not to be confused with the K777 replica that has been
controversially in the news.
A four hour exploration of the Pennine spine...More..
A Tale to amuse Jonathan
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
National Park to Expand...
inquiry will be held in June 2013 to decide whether to allow the Yorks
Park to take in the Howgills.
Changes to the Lake District would see the inclusion of an area from
Birkbeck Fells Common to Whinfell Common in the east of the national
park, and in the south an area from Helsington Barrows to Sizergh
Fell and part of the Lyth Valley.
Proposed changes to the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales include
taking in parts of the Orton Fells, the northern Howgill Fells, Wild
Boar Fell and Mallerstang to the north and including Barbon, Middleton,
Casterton and Leck Fells, the River Lune and part of Firbank Fell
and other fells to the west. The M6 would mark the boundary between
the two parks.
The eccentric pioneering rock climber and Borrowdale
caveman Millican Dalton...more .
Dump for West Lakeland ?
granite under parts of Eskdale and Wasdale may prove ideal for 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.....Read
more on this important issue...or see the
Meanwhile the quango, West Cumbria Tourism is part funded by Nuclear
Management Partners, operators of Sellafield.
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 Ban?
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...
Child Labour in Cumbrian Mines
Life was cheap
as coal was hewn under the Irish Sea..Learn
more at our web site
The Coniston postman always....
a picture of the wonder of the Lakes each day..join him at www.lakelandcam.co.uk