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Back Lane Story

Posted 31st May 2012 by Ian Campbell
Newsletter Vol: 100, May 2012

The event having the most potential in many years to affect the immediate future of Appleby took place on Thursday 3rd May, when the Eden District Council Planning Committee held a meeting in the Market Hall (sorry, Public Hall) in Appleby to consider the application by Story Homes to build 143 houses in the Back Lane/Cross Croft area. It was a bit of a struggle to get to this…

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Lowther Castle and Gardens

Posted 30th May 2012 by Admin & Contributed by: Andrew Mercer, Project Director
Newsletter Vol: 100, May 2012

After a deal of shuffling and juggling we have finally set the open date for the glorious stable courtyard as Saturday 5th May 2012. A myriad of last minute challenges including the installation of two giant sewerage treatment plants, upgrading electrical supplies and securing the right sort of stone for gullies have tested our patience but we can now see a clear route to the …

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Lowther Castle and Gardens

Posted 31st May 2012 by Admin & Contributed by: Andrew Mercer, Project Director
Newsletter Vol: 98, November 2011

Gardens To my considerable delight the majority of the earth moving works to the south lawns are now complete and we can now enjoy a clear view back to the castle along the full length of the lawns. I suspect this view has been obstructed for some 70 years or so, and it is testament to our Landscape Designer Dominic Cole’s vision that the complex patterns of levels, paths,…

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Public Meeting Thursday 24 November 2011 – Anne Coles: “Christmas Special”

Posted 31st January 2012 by Maggie Clowes
Newsletter Vol: 99, January 2012

The November meeting of the Appleby-in-Westmorland Society is traditionally the high spot of the year when some of the extensive slide collection put together painstakingly over the years by Graham Cole are enjoyed. Members were touched and impressed by the dedication and courage which led Graham to present the show last year, shortly before his death and perhaps even more so …

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Extra-ordinary Meeting to be held 27 October 2011

Posted 30th September 2011 by Ian Campbell
Newsletter Vol: 97, September 2011

Those of you who heard or have read the Secretary’s and my comments at the AGM will have understood that we are concerned about the future of this Society. We feel that it is slowly subsiding into a lethargy which might in the end prove terminal. In order to address this problem, I have arranged a meeting in the Supper Room at 7.30 pm on October 27th, at which we can get to…

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