The path up to Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head allows wonderful views back down towards Wast Water.
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17th Century Orton Hall
Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>
This assembly of Parliament in 1653 consisted of 140 'godly men' selected by Cromwell and the Council of Officers
It was named for one of its members, 'Praisegod Barbon'
The Parliament was too divided by sectarian religious views, and was disbanded after 5 months
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.
This monarch led his army to triumph at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690
He ruled jointly with his wife, Mary
He was followed to the throne by Queen Anne