Kendal

John Dalton: Scientist from Cockermouth

September 9, 2011

John Dalton was one of the scientific giants of the early 19th century. In the 1960s I often attended lectures at the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society on George Street, Manchester. (The “Lit and Phil” still exists, now based at the Manchester Business School). Inside the building great prominence was given to John Dalton, and […]

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View over Burneside this morning

August 22, 2011

This was the view over Burneside, near Kendal, Cumbria, on the southern fringe of the Lake District this morning. I have another post, of the Yorkshire Dales, planned for later in the day but thought that for now I’d put up this shot from my morning dog-walk

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From Nottinghamshire to Cumbria

February 28, 2011

The journey up the A1, across the Pennines on the M62 and then north on the M6 to Kendal can scarcely be described as providing the most enjoyable motoring experience.  The combination of the A1 and A66 to Penrith is scarcely better.  However, over the next few weeks whether by one of those routes or […]

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Kendal Castle

February 19, 2011

Last Wednesday I spent much of the afternoon walking around Kendal capturing views of the town. The intention is to produce a series of blog posts amounting to a photo-walk around the town centre, but for the time being here is one shot of Kendal Castle.  Centuries ago this was one of the homes of […]

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The Lake District – Stationary Objects and Challenging Speed

February 19, 2009

Two bits of Lake District news in today’s post. As for stationary objects I’m not referring to Janice who refuses to be dragged out of her bed on time in the morning, nor Bill who won’t be budged from the telly on Saturday afternoon.  No, I’m talking about a real statue, one that when it’s […]

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