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THE ESKDALE PROJECT!!

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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 RESOURCES

There seem to be rather a lot of Eskdales

The manors

The Real Austhwaite (a Google Earth project)

Archaeology & ancient history

Religion & parishes

Welfare and charity

Education

Rates and taxes

Census information

House to house

Farming life

Commerce (inc. trade directories)

Industry

Transport

Leisure

Guides & descriptions

Visitors

Tales & legends

Index of news items

Wartime (or not...)

Miscellany

Links to other websites

The (other) Mary Fair Project!!!


MORE SOON- MUCH MORE LATER