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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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The first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found in Cumbria, now on display at Tullie House

The first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found in Cumbria, now on display at Tullie House Discovered by Graham Ingldow in 2019, the complete Bronze Age ring was declared treasure and purchased by Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. This is the first complete Bronze Age (1300-800BC) penannular ring to be found […]

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Help bring whisky-making legend Lanty Slee to life

Local storyteller and musician, Steve Wharton, is looking for support to publish his story about Lake District whisky-maker, Lanty Slee. Blending the tales of Lanty, St Patrick and folk music, Steve’s heartwarming storytelling show has been performed throughout the Lakes. Now he’s hoping to reach new audiences by producing it as a run of 100 […]

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The Border Reivers – From tragic to terrifying

The Border Reivers – From tragic to terrifying If you lived in the border region around five hundred years ago this would be the time of year you would most likely dread. The lengthening nights, the harvest in your stores and your summer fattened cattle were tempting targets for neighbours or cross border raiders. Ours […]

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Haunted Workington – Halloween Special

Halloween is just around the corner and author of Supernatural Cumbria, H. C. Ivison, points out that Workington is the most haunted town in Cumbria and gives us an insight to the ghosts that call the town home. Sitting across the mouth of the River Derwent, Workington occupies an ancient site that has gone through […]

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New finds on show in Senhouse Roman Museum

New finds on show in Senhouse Roman Museum… Roman and Romano-British religion have many associations with the animal kingdom. Both wild and domesticated animals appear in Roman sculpture and artwork recovered from Roman and native sites throughout Cumbria and the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site. Currently on display in the Senhouse Roman Museum at Maryport […]

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Solway Coast: The Final Frontier

People assume there’s not much west of Carlisle other than the Solway Firth.  However, the space between the city and the sea is crammed with history.  This stretch of coastline is home to nature reserves and remnants of the counties only shipping canal.  It was once the furthest edge of the Roman empire and the […]

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