Another excellent evening talk was held at Waterton Hall in Carlisle on Tuesday 19 January.
We had well known local author and illustrator of guides for walkers, Mark Richards.
Mark lives locally, near Geltsdale, having moved here from his original home, and waxed lyrical about his adopted county. He had written several walking guide books previously set in other areas of the country, but now concentrates mainly on the local area. As well as writing the Lakeland Fellranger Series, he has written Great Mountain Days in the Lake District, The Spirit of Hadrian’s Wall and Hadrian’s Wall Path, to name but a few.
He spoke with infectious enthusiasm and told us many interesting facts about this area, including where to look for engravings on parts of the Roman Wall which would not be noticeable normally, and the origins of local place names.
Mark also showed us some of his beautiful pen and ink drawings, one of Carlisle Cathedral and another of Ashness Bridge, he is having some prints made which will be sold at an art sale at the Halston on 11 February, in aid of the flood victims.
Members were also given the opportunity to nominate local street signs which need replacing or updating but had to let us know by the 25th of this month, apparently an amount of funds had been made available by the City Council.
Our next meeting will again be at Waterton Hall on Tuesday 16 February at 7.00pm and the Guest Speaker will be Viv Dodd who will be talking about the new Exhibition on the State Management Scheme. Please come along, all welcome.
Entrance is £3.00 for members £5.00 for non members, including refreshments.