Why Come to Appleby?

Posted 19th April 2016 by Maggie Clowes

The Appleby Attractions committee in 1894 wanted to set up swimming (in the river) and golf clubs in the town. They obviously thought there was a lack of things to do. But on the very same page was an article extolling the lack of attractions: “ There is nothing to allure you and distract you but the river and country scenes. The whole county of Westmorland does not possess a single large town. You can’t get society in a modern sense, if you wish it. But you can hob-nob with the stable boys, the farmers and the rural postmen and policemen and you will find them kind and human”.