Archives for 2009

St. Michael’s Church, Shap

St Michael's church in Shap, Cumbria, was built in 1140 AD, predating Shap Abbey and the site is known to have had a church since 750 … [Read more...]





Acorn Bank, National Trust, Temple Sowerby

Turning off the A66 Temple Sowerby bypass and following the brown tourist signs on to the quieter back roads you approach the National Trust property … [Read more...]





Greta Bridge, Keswick

Carrying the busy A66 between the M6 and Keswick is what is possibly the largest concrete span bridge in Cumbria, the Greta Bridge. Four lanes of … [Read more...]





Carlisle ring inspires Tolkien

A Viking runic ring found in Carlisle, could have inspired the Lord of The Rings trilogy. The gold ring known as The Kingmoor ring,  is a 10th - … [Read more...]





Carlisle Market-Cross restored

An ancient Proclamation dating back to 1352 will mark the end of a restoration project on the Market Cross in the centre of Carlisle. The … [Read more...]





Rabbit telecoms – Before their time?

Twenty years ago, 1989,  saw the arrival of location specific mobile phone licences being awarded in Britain. Four companies were given licences to … [Read more...]





Eden Bridge Gardens – Restored

Eden Bridge Gardens in Carlisle have recently completed a large restoration project. This is how the lower garden looks now .... … [Read more...]





Interpretation panels installed at Carlisle Cathedral

Visitors to  Carlisle Cathedral can learn more about this twelfth century building and it's history thanks to new interpretation panels and a scale … [Read more...]





Hoad monument under wraps

Hoad Monument in Ulverston is shrouded in scaffolding as work starts on a £1m restoration project. The pepperpot, as it is know locally due to it's … [Read more...]





Dales Volunteers bridge that gap

Dales Volunteers have been doing their bit to preserve an historic footbridge in Swaledale. A group of five volunteers and some Yorkshire Dales … [Read more...]