Place in the World: Mountains, Lakes, Sea, History …. Cumbria, UK


This weeks WordPress Photo Challenge asks us to show our place in the world, somewhere that “pulls us” towards it, a place where we feel comfortable and identify with. I’m a Cumbrian first and foremost, an Englishman second, nothing else! My Place has a wild coastline, the highest mountains and deepest lakes in England, and … Continue reading Place in the World: Mountains, Lakes, Sea, History …. Cumbria, UK

WordPress Photo Challenge: Pedestrian


A Pedestrian Bridge for Pedestrian Times This ancient Packhorse bridge at Wasdale Head, Cumbria, UK, dates back at least 200 years but may be older as there has been a church established here (St Olaf’s) since Saxon times. It is a pedestrian bridge from more pedestrian times, used by smugglers as well as farmers moving … Continue reading WordPress Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Cumbria:A nuclear poem from Norman Nicholson


In May this year it will be 30 years since the death of Norman Nicholson the Cumbrian poet from Millom and I wonder if his life and works will be celebrated as they should be, even locally? I was born and grew up only a mile away from Norman's home but never met him and … Continue reading Cumbria:A nuclear poem from Norman Nicholson