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Tina Charles – The CBS Years 1975 – 1980

While seventies fashion may well be something we’d prefer to forget, music from decade is a different matter altogether. Although derided by some as a decade of cheesy tunes and here-today-gone-tomorrow pop stars, look more closely and there’s plenty to be proud of.

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Gallows Hill (Harraby Hill)

Because of its prominence as one of the highest points overlooking Carlisle and being at the side of the important southern route in and out of the city, Harraby Hill was chosen as a place of execution at an early date. This was usually reserved for prisoners who had committed high treason.

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Stanwix – Hysspo Holme Well

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), a herb with a usually blue flower, could have been brought by the Romans to Stanwix when the climate was warmer. The herb’s medicinal properties would compliment the healing powers of the water from the well.

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Bert Kaempfert — Wonderland By Night

Before The Beatles made their first record for Parlophone Records they’d already made several recordings for the German Polydor label and the man who had first taken them into a recording studio was pianist, orchestra leader, arranger, composer and producer Bert Kaempfert.

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Markets in Lowther Street

Lowther Street was the last street to be built in Carlisle when the East City Wall was demolished in 1808 and was initially a cul de sac with little traffic and was put to other uses.

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Frank Sinatra

The phrase “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back” was coined as the title of a comeback TV special Frank Sinatra made in 1973.

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Cockpit in Lowther Street

This cockpit, one of only two in the city, intended to be used for cockfighting was built around 1785 at the expense of the Duke of Norfolk and Sir James Lowther.

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Old black and white shot of Shipbuilding in Carlisle

Shipbuilding in Carlisle

The Carlisle Ship Canal gave Carlisle an outlet to the Solway at Port Carlisle from 1821 – 1853. Over this period ocean going ships were built in Carlisle at the Canal basin by Mr William Bell, launched from his timber yard.

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Rebecca Tyson Flamingo Flockdown Publication

Flamingo Flockdown

Rebecca Tyson has been developing ideas to support children’s mental health and wellbeing throughout her 15-year career working as a qualified nursey nurse and within pre-school settings.

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Freddy Cannon

Rock ‘n’ Roll was loud, brash and exciting and often came with a guitar or sax solo that filled out the sound that usually consisted of little more than two guitars, drums and some hand-claps.

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Wetheral Cells

Wetheral cells are three ancient vaulted rooms carved out of the solid sandstone outcrop on the west bank of the Eden, south of the Wetheral Priory site.

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Wedding of Land Girl Black and White

Local ‘Land Girls’

The Women’s Land Army (WLA) was established during World War 1 as the Government, needed to re-vitalise home agriculture, fearing food shortages.

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Elvis Presley album covers

Elvis Presley

There’s never been a shortage of Elvis Presley records, neither while the King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll was alive, nor after his passing.

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Hand holding seed with a wild bird landed on the hand

Feeding the Wild Birds

Did you know, not only have we a fantastic range of dog, cat and small mammal foods we also have a large range of bird food and feeders to help encourage wild birds into your garden.

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