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Galleries — Around-England


Towneley Hall, Burnley

April 18, 2012

Towneley Hall, Burnley was built over many centuries, from the early-15th to the 19th, as home to the Towneley family. Historically, although many have been eminent public servants, the most famous member of the family was possibly Charles Towneley, the 18th century collector whose marbles and brasses form an important part of collections at the […]

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Some Places to Visit in the Lake District

October 28, 2011

[Updated from a 2008 post]In addition to the lakes themselves there is a wide variety of things to do in the Lake District. There are places to visit ranging from the literary connections of Dove Cottage at Grasmere (home of the poet William Wordsworth) to the practicalities (although also with artistic potential) of the pencil […]

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The Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition, Grasmere

August 22, 2011

THE LAKE ARTISTS SOCIETYANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION 2012 The New Hall, Grasmere, from 28th July to 5th September Opening hours 10.30am – 5.00pm daily The article below refers to the 2011 exhibition This afternoon a visit to Grasmere was rounded off well by a look around the 2011 Summer Exhibition of the Lake Artists Society in […]

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Visiting Coniston in Winter

November 25, 2009

As I started to write this item for our blog the newspapers, radio and TV, both local and national, were full of Lake District and wider Cumbrian stories.  More than a foot (>300 mm) of rain in little more than twentyfour hours had swollen rivers, formed lakes where previously there were none, and generally made […]

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Grasmere Revisited

September 8, 2009

It is difficult to believe that already more than a month has passed since I spent an afternoon in Grasmere.  The Lake District memory is very fresh. It was a pleasant afternoon, dry but not too hot.  We had people with us who could not walk too far so we kept ourselves to the village […]

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Four seriously damp but totally delightful days among the English Lakes

August 11, 2008

I hesitated before starting to write this. After all, why should anyone else be interested in a record of how my wife and I spent a few days in the Lake District. We’d driven north to look after grandchildren for a few days, then there was a gap before I had to be north again […]

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