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Exciting opportunities at The Beacon Museum

Exciting opportunities at The Beacon Museum THE BEACON Museum in Whitehaven is looking for volunteers to get involved in a range of exciting projects. Those who offer to lend a hand could be helping look after artefacts, repairing costumes, assisting at events or guiding visitors round the galleries. Copeland’s Portfolio Holder for The Beacon Museum, […]

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A noisy, smelly, smoky and sinful Roman town is dug up from the Cumbrian mud…

A noisy, smelly, smoky and sinful Roman town is dug up from the Cumbrian mud… As we are celebrating 1900 years since the construction of  Hadrian’s Wall, we thought we would share this brilliant extract from Paul Eastham’s Book ‘Secrets of a Crooked River’ Here Paul explores the story of one Roman site whose importance has […]

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Excavation of Carlisle Roman bathhouse uncovers fascinating finds

Excavation of Carlisle Roman bathhouse uncovers fascinating finds An exciting heritage project that is unearthing more of Carlisle’s Roman history has uncovered a variety of fascinating historical objects. The Uncovering Roman Carlisle project, which received a £99,000 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant is an 18-months programme of community archaeological investigation, exhibitions, and engagement exploring Carlisle’s […]

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Carlisle City Council Mayor, Pam Birks, took a step back…

Carlisle City Council Mayor, Pam Birks, took a step back in time on this week with a visit to Carlisle’s Victorian and Turkish Baths. The Mayor was greeted by Judith Yeates and Julie Minns from the Friends of Carlisle Victorian Turkish Baths and Pools Manager Clark Morton. During the tour the Mayor heard how the […]

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Murder, miners and the penny-pinching Queen

Murder, miners and the penny-pinching Queen “People of The Sacred Valley” tells the histories of remarkable individuals who lived along the banks of the Derwent River in Cumbria. It is the latest book from Paul Eastham of Fletcher Christian Books, a renowned writer and journalist. Paul brings forgotten, local history to life in a way […]

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Excavation of Carlisle Roman bathhouse to begin

An exciting heritage project that aims to unearth more of Carlisle’s Roman history has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £99,900. We think it’s awesome, the project is made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the Uncovering Roman Carlisle project is an 18-month, programme of community archaeological investigation, exhibitions, and engagement exploring […]

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Welcome To Wigton – Town Spotlight Feature

Welcome To Wigton. Town Spotlight Feature Travellers passing along the A595, in the west of the county, see Wigton and the huge tower that dominates the landscape as they drive past.  It’s a shame few give it little more than a passing glance because Wigton is a charming place and anyone who ventures in will find […]

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Greystoke – A kings mistress and much more.

Four miles west of Penrith lies the village of Greystoke, basking in its romantic glow. It offers some unusual attractions, a potter and racing stables and of course a village pub, The Boot and Shoe,  which dates back all the way to 1511. An informative board describing the history of Greystoke can be found on […]

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Cumbrian Ghost Stories In Time For Halloween

Cumbrian Ghost Stories – Halloween is around the corner and we asked the author of Supernatural Cumbria, H. C. Ivison, what ghosts call Cumbria home. Halloween, All Hallows Eve, is a time when the veil between the worlds is said to be thinner.  It’s a time when witches, ghosts, goblins, broonies and all things in […]

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Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken

Long Meg (Maughanby Circle) – A spell waiting to be broken Stone circles have sparked the imagination from time immemorial.  The best-known stone circle in England, Stonehenge, is turning into a commercial venue with little access for the public. Maughanby Circle, by comparison, known as ‘Long Meg and Her Daughters’, has been left untouched. Visitors […]

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