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Alan Wear

Born in Troutbeck in 1944, Alan moved to Hartsop at the age of 3 and has lived there ever since. Alan has continued his family’s farming tradition and has seen first hand the effects of increased mechanization

Brenda Graham

Brenda Graham was born in Carlisle and lived in the small hamlet of  Rocky House which is near Boltongate, near Cockermouth until she was eight, when the family moved to Cockermouth.

Bunty Ellison

Bunty Ellison was born in 1923.   Her family moved to Carlisle when she was eleven years old and her love of the countryside grew as she and her brother explored the area around Carlisle and the Solway coast on their bikes.  

Canon Dixon

At the age of 12 in 1932, Canon David Dixon moved with his family from north London to a cottage in Hallthwaites, not far from Millom where his father was originally from. He ran the Millom Scout group for many years, and worked as a curate in Barrow and Workington, and then was warden of Rydal Hall from 1968 to 1984. He used to take the scouts on long walks and camping weekends on the Fells, where the paths were not always easy to follow.

Donald Angus

Donald Angus was born in Threlkeld in 1937. His father worked in Greenside Lead mine but Donald also remembers him as a great fell walker.

Donald Pattinson

Donald Pattinson was born in Braithwaite in 1942. The family took on the tenancy of Little Braithwaite Farm and Donald has lived and farmed here his whole life. Braithwaite used to support 13 farms, although today only 2 remain.