Organisations

To Protect? Or To Preserve? (Opinion Piece)

September 7, 2011

There are wild places, described by poets, painted by artists and loved by country walkers which must be protected for future generations to enjoy. I suspect that most readers of Around-England will have no difficulty in agreeing with that statement. I fear, however, that this post may lose me some friends as I consider the […]

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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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Cumbria County Council – New Chief Executive

November 19, 2009

Jill Stannard, who has for some time been acting chief executive of Cumbria County Council was today confirmed in the post. I congratulate her and wish her well in the post. It may seem strange to some people that a blog written by someone who does not live in the county, and which is mostly […]

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Lake District and Cumbria History On The Move

November 19, 2009

Back in the early-70s, when what is now Cumbria was spread between Cumberland, Westmorland, and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire, I became a frequent user of the county record offices. What began as a family history search became a local history study, and I came to appreciate the great value of the archive services maintained […]

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75 Years of Befriending the Lakes

October 14, 2009

I think the first time I heard of the Friends of the Lake District, or at least the first time they really hit my consciousness to any significant degree, was during their campaign to preserve Ennerdale Water and Wastwater in the late-70s and early-80s. At that time I was visiting the area frequently as a […]

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