Local Artist Debbie Esterhuizen Talks at C- ART Lecture Tonight, Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre

You may have recently noticed an intriguing yellow C ART sign pointing up to Brackenslack lane? That’s because we have accomplished resident artist Debbie Esterhuisen living and working in our community and she is a registered artist with C-Art 2013, a Cumbria-wide project that spotlights artists’ work in Cumbria.   A visit to their website reveals…

Informative and entertaining – MMVI hosts fascinating talk about Eden Valley’s river systems

On Tuesday, Sept. 24th Joanne Backshall, Conservation Officer for Eden Rivers Trust talked about her important work as part of an organisation that studies and conserves the Eden Valley’s river system in partnership with residents including land owners and farmers, through multi-generation volunteering on survey and conservation projects.  The work assists flood alleviation and maintains river bank integrity…

Lyvennet Activity Group Lunch Club News: “COMPUTING FOR THE BEWILDERED”

Lyvennet Activities Group “Promoting the health and well-being and reducing the rural isolation amongst people residing permanently or connected to the Lyvennet Valley.”  We’ve been awarded a grant from the Community Health and Wellbeing Fund to buy computers and equipment for structured learning! Do you want to learn basic computing skills? Get yourself up to…

W.I. host Cumbrian Stone Circle talk by ground-breaking Archaeologist, Tom Clare – Great Success

Hats off to the Women’s Institute for organising an excellent talk on Cumbrian Stone Circles last night at King’s Meaburn Village Hall. It was a great success. I found the talk itself fascinating, the atmosphere friendly and welcoming,  the refreshments outstanding and the raffle prizes enticing but elusive. I must admit that I’ve been looking forward…

Limestone, sandstone and shale strata at Shap quarry, hardendale.

TATA Steel Explain Plans To Quarry More Limestone At Hardendale

By Councillor C. Paxton First Draft (subject to potential correction by peer review) On July 9th, TATA Steel representatives Alastair Dunn (Quarry Manager) and Chris Queen (Shapfell Manager) invited Crosby Ravensworth Parish Councillors to an evening meeting at the quarry-side below the prehistoric stone circles of Iron Hill to learn more about the firm’s plans…