Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A small tarn

This tarn is only a few metres across, and a couple of feet deep

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Cumbrian Apiary

In the Meadow behind Swarthmoor Hall there were bees .

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Friends Meeting House

The Friends Meeting House in Ulverston has just been reroofed and the Friends (Quakers) will return their next week. It should now be good for another 75 years.
While work was underway the Friends met at Swarthmoor Hall nearby. We joined them for an hour of peaceful meditation in the wood panelled front room where Judge Fell and his wife Margaret gave sanctuary to George Fox - the founder of the Quaker movement - back in 1652.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Old Man of Coniston

The view from near the summit of the Old Man, looking down the zig-zag path to Green Banked Tarn.

We took the back route up to the summit past Dow Crag,

Goats Water, and up Goats Hause.

Then we descended along the zig zag trail shown on the first picture, which took us through piles of discarded slate - from the old Coniston slate mines.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Port Sunlight

Near Birkenhead, model factory housing built round the Lever Brothers factory, and called Port Sunlight. We saw Bowls' greens in front of social clubs, and many buildings that can hardly have changed since they were built in the 1890s. The factory is still there, but I don't know how many of the factory workers could now afford the model housing.