Monday, August 31, 2009

Come to Cumbria with a Brolly

Nuclear submarines are built over there in those large sheds (next to B and Q as it happens). Barrow also offers an Italian restaurant and non stop wind and rain.

This is the ulimate in model railway layouts for "grown" men - the Ravensglass and Eskdale intercity .

Dalegarth Force - sylvan beauty is here in Eskdale.

The exciting excursion delivered by the Tomtom on goat track mode between Ravensglass and Windermere - believed to be the Hardknott pass followed by the Wrynose pass.

Short Brothers enjoyed building flying boats at Rochester on the Medway in Kent so the Government told them to move production to Belfast out of range of German bombers. Following the catastrophic blitz of Belfast, Shorts opened a factory at Windermere!

Nikos Tours (a division of Slater-Nazi Travelodge Enterprises LLC) organised a long bank Holiday weekend in Cumbria based in that depressing dump otherwise known as Barrow in Furness. True to form it rained everyday but we all enjoyed watching telly and catching up with episodes of the Office whilst wringing our socks out.

The best place for caravans - in a museum. This early 1930's mock Tudor example cost the same as two average houses, weighed 2 tons and is now displayed at the Holker Hall Motor Museum.


  1. That old caravan looks good...I wonder what they have inside? compared to today's caravans
    Nice post.
    Have a look at the new look
    The new Look

  2. Ah....Cumbria and The Lakes. Marvellous area of England. Did you visit the submarine base at Coniston? There has been conjecture that Bluebird may have hit a periscope there when it crashed.

  3. Love Cumbria, been to the lakes a few times, I like Baron would loved to peeped inside that old caravan.

  4. I had a memorable night on the town in Barrow in Furness circa 1989.....


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