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Rural Life

Stunning, serene village scenes from the archive.

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Caption for Silecroft, The Railway Station C1955: Carlisle and Sons' delivery van waits at the level crossing near Silecroft Station on the west coast route between Barrow and Workington, which opened to traffic in 1848. Silecroft, near Millom, stands at the southernmost extremity of the Lake District National Park, at the foot of Black Combe (1,970ft).

Memories of Silecroft

I first visited Silecroft in 1957, with my mother and father. It was August and we were on holiday for a week. I fell in love with the village at first sight and that love has lasted a life time. We stayed in the Boat House on the shore. Our first night was very windy and I remember walking to the village, for (...Read full memory)

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