Memories of Eskdale
I returned to Eskdale this weekend after 60 years. Yes I was there in the very early years and the experience is still fresh (in some things today ) today. It was not a planned visit but, the welcome I got made me feel warm inside. The staff were lovely, the young lady on reception ( from Egremont ) the trainers I ...Read full memory
1963 ish....My early morning dip - each morning we donned shorts and pumps to run around the Tarn where we jumped down a large hole, then our sadistic instructors released a gush of freezing stream water, soaking every inch. After circling 3 times we ran back to our dorm for a welcome hot shower. Long hikes in the fells, ...Read full memory
I was at the OBMS in May of 1953. I particularly remember this time as it was when Hillary climbed Everest with Ten-zing. We had been sent on a three day expedition and on the second day I developed an infection in my right heel and was forced to return to base. At the time Edmond Hillary's son was staying in the ...Read full memory
I remember making the journey back and forth from our home in northumberland to visit my grandmother who was housekeeper here in I think (late 60s). Florence humble a little lady with a blue rinse! I remember as a child of 10-11 the ropes outside and the wooden stair rails. But most of all I remember always walking around the lake before tea. Beautiful place.