Publications

Change Comes to Around-England

November 15, 2014

After 6½ years here online Around-England is to become the central hub of a small galaxy of websites, both existing and new. Following something of a hiatus from mid-2013 until recently (due to health issues) I am now in the process of reviving my entire network of North of England websites. All are being relaunched […]

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Northern England on Vintage Railway Posters

August 24, 2012

Prints of posters shown or mentioned in this article can be bought from AllPosters.co.uk. Click on the images and text links for details of prices, sizes and framing.The first half of the 20th century was the “golden era” of the railway poster in England. Poster painters such as Claude Buckle (1905-1973) developed almost an art […]

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Lake District Raised Relief Maps

June 22, 2012

On one of our other sites a popular item has been a raised relief map of the Lake District, so I thought I would show this model here. It is very well reviewed (example review here) and comes unframed or in two alternative wood frames. The framed versions look splendid on a wall. Sizes vary […]

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Still Gift-Hunting? Two More Northern Scenic Jigsaws

December 17, 2011

Of all the gift suggestions I’ve made this year, both on the site and via Twitter, the most popular have been the scenic jigsaws. This morning I’ve found two more, so here is a quick post with the links. Whitby Harbour – 2 x 1,000 piece jigsaws The Lake District – 6 scenes on a […]

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Lake District Christmas Gifts – Great Reductions

December 8, 2011

Here are three special gift suggestions with substantial price reductions. These, and other items on the Amazon.co.uk site, will either save you money or enable you to buy something better than expected with what you intended to spend. Houses of The Lake District is a new, beautifully produced volume that will delight any lover of […]

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Splendid New Lake District DVD

November 17, 2011

Lake District Trails 1, features Mark Richards, the well-known broadcaster on BBC Radio Cumbria and author of many walking guides to the Lake Distrct and further afield. This first section of a week’s walk starts on the eastern fringes of the Lake District and has been named, “The Westmorland High Way”. “The opening sequence is […]

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Lake District Jigsaws by Robert Harding

October 24, 2011

Earlier today I uploaded a page on the site here with just a small sample of Lake District jigsaws based on photographs from Robert Harding. They will make splendid gifts whether for Lake District lovers, for jigsaw enthusiasts who you want to encourage to visit the area, or for anyone who loves beautiful scenery and […]

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Artist of the Lakes and Dales – and Pendle

September 9, 2011

Yesterday I was in Lancashire attending the funeral of an old friend, and driving from the church to the cemetery passed the studio of landscape artist Keith Melling. I’ve admired his work for many years. For decades he has painted the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and his home turf, that beautiful area around Pendle […]

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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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Ullswater 55 years ago

December 17, 2010

Yesterday I mentioned an excellent Winter Breaks deal at the Leeming House, overlooking Ullswater. (Later note added: This was a time-limited offer in late-2010, but click here for up-to-date details of this very nice hotel). Today, though, I thought I’d put up a black and white photo of Ullswater from Purse Point – fifty-five years […]

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