Grasmere on the Around-England Blog

Across the North: From Grasmere to The Yorkshire Olympians

August 8, 2012

Who thinks that the Lake District is behind the times? Well, the people at the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere have shown once again that it's up with the best. New app marks a world first for a museum Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere, the Lake District, has marked a world first for […]

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More Pictures from Grasmere

August 29, 2011

Following my visit to Grasmere in the English Lake District last week I blogged about the 2011 Summer Exhibition of the Lake Artists Society. Here now are some more photos from that afternoon. The weather was varied. Overall it was a very pleasant afternoon, although from a photography point of view the light kept shifting […]

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Grasmere Church, etching by David Law (1831-1902)

January 21, 2010

The picture below of St. Oswald’s Church, Grasmere, is new to me today. This morning I was looking around one of the sites that I sometimes promote as a source of wall posters when I spotted a set of etchings that I’d never previously noticed. Grasmere Church, etching by David Law David Law (1831-1902) was […]

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Grasmere Gingerbread

December 21, 2009

Next to the entrance into Grasmere village churchyard is an old house.  It was once a schoolhouse but in 1854 Wilfred and Sarah Nelson moved in with their family of two daughters, and this became the home of Grasmere Gingerbread. Sarah was at this time in her late-thirties, and had been employed in a number […]

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Dove Cottage, Grasmere on Old Postcards

November 3, 2009

Many years ago I started to collect postcards, both old and new. Lake District postcards were a part of that. From time to time I go back to it.  Recently I was looking at an album containing several cards of Dove Cottage, Grasmere which 200 years ago was the home of the poet William Wordsworth.  […]

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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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