Saturday, 10 August 2013

Little Salkeld Watermill, Cumbria

I've been buying organic flour ground here for decades, with the occasional visit to eat at the cafĂ©, so I was concerned to read it was on the market. It's a fine working mill in a delightful setting, and needs to continue to work. The owners, Nick and Ana, have decided to retire, and enjoy more time with family and friends.
I wish them well, and I hope the planned community buy out goes ahead.
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Pictures taken 2007 and 2008, I think one at least at SPAB Mills Open Day.


Friday, 9 August 2013

Ways in: Caldbeck, Cumbria

I haven't updated this blog in a long time. I thought I would use it occasionally to post a few of my vast collection of photographs. 

Taken in 2004 but I doubt there's been a great deal of change! Clicking on photos should enlarge. 

Three 'ways in'  in Caldbeck, Cumbria. Of particular interest in the first picture is that the keystone is fake... that's all carved from one piece of stone. 

Caldbeck is also the place where John Peel of the famous song is buried, in St Kentigern's churchyard.

D'YE KEN JOHN PEEL, Caldbeck, Cumbria. (See comments box for story) -

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