Read whilst on the go
013 October 2016
I am writing this in late September for our October edition, which will be current in November when people commemorate those who died in conflicts that span a century. Whilst time can be disconcerting and may dim memories, it does not diminish the sacrifice made by men and women and the loss incurred by their families.
Take a look at our centre pages, which focus on the impact of war on Patterdale and Glenridding; and please contribute, if you can, to a project that is rekindling knowledge about this community and its contribution during two world wars. ‘Crumbs from my Plate’ reminds us of those who, through Toc H, promoted a spirit of reconciliation and hope in Penrith during the interwar years.
Win! On a lighter note there is still time to enter our competition to win a meal for two at Dockray Hall, which featured in our September edition. A big thank you to those who have completed the questionnaire that accompanied the competition. The results will help us to improve Penrith Today – for readers and advertisers.
Speaking of advertising, two of our most popular pages are the What’s On section and Local Directory, which means that Penrith Today has a good shelf-life. As this is the only publication that reaches every address in its circulation area, this is a winning combination that makes Penrith Today particularly effective for businesses who wish to draw attention to what they have on offer.
This month there is really is something for everyone: practical support for farmers (p10), a locally invented system of fitting solar panels (p12), historic graffiti (p14), lake sediments used to reconstruct centuries long flood data (p21) and a new book that explores the Pennine Way (p25).
Our scary edition!
We look forward to seeing you at the Winter Droving on Saturday 12 November ……