Farm Life in the Lakeland Dales book by W R (Bill) Mitchell

Farm Life in the Lakeland Dales

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102 pages
Dales Country

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(now out of print only available whilst current stocks last)
2005: 1st: not stated

Fifty years ago, when the author first ventured into the Lake district, as Editor of the magazine Cumbria, he was befriended by the farm folk who scratched a living against the backdrop of high fells. Most people were native born, socialising at Merry Neets, Tatie pot Suppers and Shepherds Meets. Stocks of Herdwick sheep were heaf-going, remaining on ground where they had been suckled.

This book is a popular account of how such a life evolved over the centuries, from the first settlers and the colonising Norsemen whose names for places and natural features are spread densely across the Lakeland map. the Dalesfolk were a race apart until, with the coming of the railways and tourism, the old isolation was lost…..

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W.R. (Bill) Mitchell was born in Skipton in 1928. After gaining…

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