In search of Solway history

A north Cumbrian project is trying to find items of historical interest from north west Cumbria. Researchers are aiming to create a portfolio … [Read more...]





Ghost sign: British Paints in Carlisle

About half way along an alleyway not really used in our modern times, is possibly one of the best preserved ghost adverts in Carlisle. Painted … [Read more...]





Carlisle City boundary marker ?

Hidden in undergrowth and off the beaten track is what appears to be a boundary marker for the City of Carlisle. The marker can be found just … [Read more...]





Central Hall Methodist Church, Fisher Street, Carlisle

Built in 1922 the Central Methodist Hall in Carlisle closed in 2005. It was opened on April 12th, 1923 by Mr Joseph Rank. The estimated cost of the … [Read more...]





Hadrain’s Wall Illuminated

Saturday 13th March saw the spectacular illumination of Hadrian's Wall, bringing to life Britain’s longest, and greatest, historic monument. 500 … [Read more...]





Rev. Thomas Woodrow house in Carlisle

A simple blue plaque screwed to the outside of 83 Warwick Road , Carlisle, Cumbria  is all that indicates the connection of this building and an … [Read more...]





Industrial past in Carlisle

Opened in the Summer of 2001 the subway linking the grounds of Carlisle Castle with the Tullie House side of Castle Way in Carlisle is filled with … [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...]





Woolworths – End of an era

With the store closure timetable being published another icon is set to be removed from the British High Street. … [Read more...]





St. Cuthbert’s Church, Lorton

Laying midway between the twin villages of High and Low Lorton in Cumbria, lies an unassuming and modest little church with a history dating back to … [Read more...]