Farmer Potatoes Revealed

Beatrix Potter couldn’t possibly have imagined that the 150th anniversary of her birth would prompt the wealth of celebrations taking place this year, both at home and abroad.  More to the point – would she have approved?  Fame didn’t sit easily on her shoulders.  Despite achieving fame as one of the most widely-read authors in…

Coniston’s VC Hero

Reprinted by kind permission of Cumbria magazine – Issue November 2011 Apart from outdoor pursuits and an excellent range of tourist facilities visitors are drawn to Coniston for several reasons, not least through Donald Campbell’s tragic death in 1967 whilst attempting to break his own world water speed record. And what of the influential John…