The death of a Cumbrian community.


It was largely elemental work -with fire, water and earth and [this author’s perception is that] it tended to shape the characters of those who undertook it -and lots of blast furnace workers were more than a little alarming to encounter at first meeting, but few were anything but totally transparent, moral, straightforward and, above-all, … Continue reading The death of a Cumbrian community.

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