Two Victorian anglers visit Brotherilkeld

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This extract from "The Angler in the Lake District" by John Davy M.D., F.R.S. etc. (1857) has very little to do with angling, but it does provide a surprising amount of information about Eskdale in the mid-19th century, particularly about Brotherilkeld farm. The book is written in the form of a dialogue between two companions on a journey- the previous stop was Egremont, and they arrived at Ravenglass by train: