Archives for April 2010

Lanercost Priory, Cumbria

Lanercost Priory in Cumbria, was originally founded by Henry II in the 12th Century as an Augustinian Monastery.  Canons were brought from Norfolk … [Read more...]

A walk around Maryport

Maryport is situated on the west coast of Cumbria just north of Whitehaven. Its history dates back 2000 years to around 122AD with the arrival of … [Read more...]

The art of Josefina de Vasconcellos

Born in 1904  Josefina de Vasconcellos lived to be over 100 and left a legacy of fine artwork around the world. The daughter of a Brazilian … [Read more...]

Carlin Peas, A Northern Tradition

Carlin peas (cajanus cajanwas) are a traditional northern food eaten during lent on Passion Sunday, the Sunday before Palm Sunday. Carlin Peas … [Read more...]

Wooden pegs, C47 or a clothespin

Used to hold fabric on to a piece of cord, the clothes peg is simple in design. Over the years it has been subject to many redesigns and changes in … [Read more...]

Hot cross buns

Traditionally eaten on Good Friday the Hot Cross bun has become another event based food available all year round. Made from a special dough … [Read more...]