Cumbria

Race relations and the place names of North West England
Race relations and the place names of North West England

Race relations and the place names of North West England

Last Updated on 7th July 2020I have recently wondered if there is a particular lesson for us in the old place names of North West England.  Now, the interpretation of place names can be a complicated, uncertain, business and it…

Kirkby Lonsdale’s Devil’s Bridge – and the bikers who live there
Kirkby Lonsdale’s Devil’s Bridge – and the bikers who live there

Kirkby Lonsdale’s Devil’s Bridge – and the bikers who live there

Last Updated on 12th September 2018There are several reasons why you may want to visit Kirkby Lonsdale. Not least, because it’s a fine old Cumbrian market town, with a lovely church, St Mary’s, and, beyond that, Ruskin’s View – a…