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
The game of squash originated in the UK around 1830 and came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play Rackets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court.
In 1923 H.A.L. Rudd, writing in “Baily’s Magazine”, forecast that Rackets would lose many players to Squash with the arrival of the first English Amateur Championships. He was concerned at this prospect as he considered Rackets to be a “manlier” game; Squash afforded a good “sweat” but did not demand the same skill as Rackets, in his opinion. Rudd’s forecast proved to be only too correct as Squash grew rapidly and soon left its parent sport far behind in popularity. Continue reading
At English Lakes we are always looking out for ways to have a positive impact on our local communities. We do this in a number of ways from policy and practice to voluntary support and raising funds for charity. We all try to do our bit, but one member of the Lancaster House always strives to take his fund raising to new heights!
Tim Bell, Lancaster House General Manager, is due to make his attempt to summit Mont Blanc between June 15 and 21. He is climbing the mountain to help raise money for local charity St John’s Hospice in Lancaster.
Lying on the France-Italy Border, and standing at 15,781ft, the notorious Alp, which is the highest peak in Western Europe, has often claimed around 100 lives each year. Continue reading