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  • Secret Kendal by Andrew Graham Stables

    Brigsteer Road with Kendal sign and racecourse in background. (Secret Kendal, Amberley Publishing) As I wrote this blog I became aware it was exactly 196 years since the first horse race was held on Kendal Racecourse on 7th August 1821 and I further recognized in my previous book about Penrith, and my future book looking at Teesdale, they all feat ...

  • Cornwall in Photographs by Gabriel Fuchs

    Golitha Falls on Bodmin Moor. (Cornwall in Photographs, Amberley Publishing) So what’s so special about Cornwall? Few places in Europe are as awe-inspiring. It is an ancient Celtic land and as such has inspired tales and legends ever since. It has a dramatic nature with treacherous cliffs, sandy beaches, and mysterious moors. It was a gateway to ...

  • Classic Trucks by Roy Dodsworth

    This is a 1927 Thornycroft 2.5-ton truck registered in Somerset. It has a 27 horsepower petrol engine, averages 20–25 mph and returns 6 miles per gallon average. Vehicle purchased by Frederic Robinson Ltd in November 1980, at the time in livery of Irwell St Metal Co. of Ramsbottom. Restored and repainted in the livery of similar Robinsons vehicl ...

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