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008 May 2016


Like most ‘small boys’ I get excited at the idea of going on a steam train.  One of my earliest memories is of being told to close the compartment door, to keep out smoke and smuts, as we headed over Shap towards Penrith on a train, just before steam became a thing of the past.

Speaking of steam trains, don’t turn your back on the East Fellside and Pennines, but use the warm spring weather to travel along the A686, according to the AA one of the top 10 routes in the country, to visit Alston.  There is much to do and see:  independent shops, warm hospitality, delightful walks in quiet countryside and, of course, the opportunity to ride in a train!

Toot! Toot! Have a go at our latest competition to win a family ticket on South Tynedale Railway and a ‘goodies box’ containing railway gifts and local foods from the Alston area.  See our centre pages.

What a story!

When my boss said “fill the magazine”, he was talking about making sure we had enough ammunition on board the destroyer on which I served.  Now, when the boss says “fill the magazine”, it is my wife making sure I have enough articles to go in the next edition of Penrith Today!

We all have unusual stories, and there is a hidden gap in mine between the Royal Navy and Penrith.  Why don’t you contact Penrith Today and let us know how your business has evolved and about the people who have made it a success?

There is great value in companies ‘selling’ not just their products and services to the public, but the personalities behind them.  Customers ‘buy into’ enthusiasm, expertise, originality and the experience of people when we ‘shop local’ – which is what adds value to independent businesses.  Take a look at page 10 for an article by marketing specialist Jackie Harris and contact Penrith Today to be more than ‘just’ an advertiser.

Congratulations to Mr J Pattinson of Penrith who has won the box of sparkling English Wine in our Easter competition.  Our thanks to Cllr David Whipp, who selected the winner at random from nearly 100 entries.