Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Maryport: Part 1 of 3

West Cumbria is not the easiest of areas to get to by public transport from where I live. It takes ages! However, I set off very early one Saturday morning by bus and travelled via Lancaster, Keswick and Workington to reach the town of Maryport.  The main shopping street is Senhouse Street, which leads to the harbour area. 
A general view of Senhouse Street. The harbour is at the end of the street. The town was first established around AD122 by the Romans, who called it Alauna. It was a command and supply based for the western end of Hadrian's Wall. 
There are several old shops in the town, this one dating back to 1880.

The pub is named after Maryport-born Thomas Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Line.
Time for lunch on the move and bag of chips! It started to rain shortly afterwards, so it proved to be good timing.

Almost at the harbour is The Lifeboat Inn. 

Maryport's Maritime Museum. 
At the bottom of the hill near the harbour. 
Nice sculpture, details of which can be seen in the next image. 
The plaque was not easy to photograph.  
The inevitable seagull at the harbour. 
There are some buildings of architectural interest in the harbour area. 
The Captain Nelson Tavern in Irish Street. 
Looking back up Senhouse Street from the harbour. 
Maryport Navy Club. 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Keswick Market

There wasn't so many folk around as usual for the recent Saturday market in Keswick, which was not surprising in view of the weather.  

Everything is looking a wee bit damp.

This would look good right by the front door. 

You never know what you might see at a market.  

The drizzle had stopped! 

Monday, 28 April 2014

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

In a window of a used furniture shop in Morecambe!


Grasmere earlier this month before the Easter rush of day trippers and tourists.  
Looking across towards the Heaton Cooper Studio (the white building). 

It was that time of year. 
Never, ever, rely purely on your Sat Nav!

The Wordsworth Daffodil Garden.

The Red Lion.

Sleepy Ted

My cat, Ted, taking an afternoon nap.

Lancaster City Centre

Market Street and it's market day! 

A few of the market stalls. The street market takes place on Wednesday and Saturday. 

Ye Olde John O'Gaunt pub. 
Penny Street.

One of the entrances to the St. Nicholas shopping centre, or 'St. Nics' as it has now reinvented itself. 
Inside St. Nics.
No takers for pavement coffee here. 
Cunningham the jewellers in Damside Street. They are Lancaster's oldest jewellers, established in 1885.