Lancaster Canal – Restoring Travel from a Bygone Era

Lune Aqueduct carries the Lancaster Canal over the river Lune

Opened in 1797 the Lune Aqueduct carries the Lancaster Canal over the river Lune

In the mid-18th century Lancaster was a prosperous port but this was threatened as ships grew in size making navigating up the River Lune difficult. Whilst the port at Liverpool in the south was flourishing, the future of the ports of Lancaster and Milnthorpe was in doubt. In an effort to re-invigorate trade, the merchants proposed building a canal which would start at Kendal and run almost due south through Lancaster, to Preston. Initially the scheme did not attract support in the town but eventually in 1770, a group determined to put Lancaster on the canal map won out and John Rennie was asked to survey the canal. Continue reading

An Afternoon with Amabile Girls Choir at Low Wood Bay

Amabile Girls Choir

Amabile Girls Choir

On Sunday 14th July Low Wood Bay will be hosting an afternoon of music from the award winning Amabile Girls Choir. Proceeds from the event are to go to their chosen charity, Barnardos.

Only a few of days before (on 10th July), Amabile will be competing at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, so we thought we would follow their progress and preparation over the next couple of months through this blog. Continue reading

Some Yummy Gooey Easter Chocolate Treats

On Friday we came across a yummy looking recipe for Cadbury’s Creme Egg Brownies, they look really tasty and are a great twist on the usual shop bought chocolate Easter egg. Surely they will be a hit with the kids this Easter.

So in the English Lakes Marketing office the challenge was set to bake these gooey delights, over the weekend. I have shared the full original recipe below,  along with the creators image, but first the photo evidence that we did give the recipe a go…

English Lakes Marketing's attempt at the gooey recipe

English Lakes Marketing’s attempt at the gooey recipe

Continue reading