Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Although at one time a village, the area of Bare has over the years become a part of Morecambe, although it still retains its independence. Bare is the only intermediate railway station  on the branch line that runs from Lancaster to Morecambe, although it became an unstaffed station several years ago. 
The signal box that used to controlled the crossing gates has recently closed. 
A train bound for Lancaster arrives at Bare Lane station. It is a well used station for commuters into Lancaster.
Bare Village Club
Bare Village Butchers & Deli.
Bare Pharmacy.
Rabitat pet store.
Princes Crescent shops
Catherine's in the Crescent.
Bare Necessities.
The Wineyard.
The Bow Window cafe. 
Albi's Arrangements. 
Bare Laundrette

Monday, 29 April 2013

Carlisle Cathedral & Grounds

In the shadows. Carlisle Cathedral. The building on the left is the temporary Tourist Information Office.

Inside the Cathedral.
Giant organ pipes.
As can be seen, the Cathedral is quite a substantial building.
Another view of the Cathedral.
There are some interesting buildings in the Cathedral grounds. 
One of the archways.
A pretty central place to live in Carlisle in the Cathedral grounds.
A really old gateway and building.

Carlisle City Centre

This fellow was just levitating a while, and drawing a crowd of onlookers in Carlisle city centre.  
More 'entertainment' in English Street, was this pan pipe player. 
Saturday afternoon shoppers. 
Looking in the other direction.
The Guildhall Museum building.
An almost deserted Carlisle railway station. No trains were running for the rest of the day, replaced by coaches, due to engineering works on the line.
The Castle Hairdressing Room.
Not quite as busy in Fisher Street.
The entrance to Carlisle Market
Inside the Market.

Sunday, 28 April 2013


A focal point in the town centre is known as The Birdcage.
Early Saturday morning in Kendal.
Kendal Town Hall
Nice looking oranges.
The former swimming baths, now a Wetherspoon pub.
Saturday is market day in Kendal.
There are always a good selection of stalls. This in in addition to the indoor market, which is open Monday to Saturday. 

A final view of the outdoor market. 

Carnforth Station & Heritage Centre

The Carnforth Station & Heritage Centre is well worth a visit. It's free! Changing exhibitions, railway memorabilia,  and a well stocked shop make this a fascinating venue. It is run by the Friends of Carnforth Station. I've featured it before, but here are another set of images. 
L.M.S. .(London, Midland & Scottish Railway) luggage trolley.

The film is constantly shown at the station Heritage Centre in their mini cinema area. 

If only it was that cheap in 2013!
Train about to depart for Lancaster. 
The iconic clock made famous in the film, 'Brief Encounter.'