Nearly every month of the year I have the chance to explore and learn more about Cumbria.  I give talks to a number of Womens’ Institutes as well as to Ladies Meetings at churches.  Before every talk I have a ‘rece’ to find the village or the hall where I wil be speaking.

Just after Christmas my friend and I went to Ivegill in preparation for a talk later this month.  It turned out her family had lived there when she was in her 20’s.  She was able to point out the hall, the school and various houses where certain people had lived, though no doubt long since gone.

So that was another part of Cumbria I was able to learn about.  (The news about my writing will have to wait for another time.)

Carol, the speaker