THE ESKDALE PROJECT!!
I've been interested in Eskdale and Miterdale since I first visited Stanley Ghyll House as a child. Many people have written about aspects of the area's history, but only information techology can begin to make the mass of source material easily available. For example, the materials gathered by Eskdale's greatest historian, Miss Mary Fair, are scattered halfway across the country, with different portions of the same document sometimes appearing in different places.
This Eskdale project is ambitious, and long-term. It should culminate in the writing of a narrative history of the valley, but that is far in the future. For the time being, I am just establishing a framework for the story, and presenting the materials I find, for others to use if they wish.
The Real Austhwaite (a Google Earth project)
Archaeology & ancient history
Religion & parishes
Welfare and charity
Rates and taxes
House to house
Commerce (inc. trade directories)
Guides & descriptions
Tales & legends
Index of news items
Wartime (or not...)
Links to other websites
The (other) Mary Fair Project!!!
VIDEO: 'Whillan Beck' R&ER locomotive, 5 May 2018
VIDEO: Corkickle to Eskdale by train, Sunday 20 May 2018
MORE SOON- MUCH MORE LATER