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013 October

27th October 2016
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013 October 2016

Edition 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 ……


Sharrow bay through the ages