Posts tagged History

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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