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  • David Ramshaw


Carlisle Canal Water Supply

The basin of the Carlisle Canal, off Port Road, was supplied by water from a reservoir at Ratlingate, before reaching the first lock near Monkhill.

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...

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...

The Ferry which ran from Silloth to Dublin

The ‘Yarrow’ provided a twice weekly service between Silloth and Dublin.

Oram’s ‘Real Cumberland Hams’

Orams grocery shop 81 -83 Lowther Street was founded by William Boustead Oram who died in 1919 at his house, Eden Bank, at Wetheral.

Underwoods Lemonade Works

Many of you will remember Underwoods lemonade on sale in Carlisle in the 50’s, 60’s when the ’pop’ wagon delivered to your door.

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...

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...

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...

Crofton Land Settlement Association

In 1934 the Government developed a scheme for unemployed miners and shipbuilders to work on the land.