Category Archives: Cumbria

Return to the Drovers Rest, Monkhill

Fifteen of The Company were due to rendezvous for the 09.40 London train, Twelve made it. Bergbock Hell may have finished off Two last night, Euan had his times all wrong. As we crossed over the River Clyde we could … Continue reading

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SIBA Staveley 2013

Today finds Hector in England for the day. It is somewhat ironic for the same price Trips to Deutschland were once possible, even famously a Day Trip. Stavely in the heart of the Lake District is the home of the … Continue reading

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The Drovers Rest, Monkhill – Carlisle

This story begins a couple of years back in Hengler’s Circus (Sauchiehall St. Glasgow) where a Young Bearded Chap called Sandy took this branch of Wetherspoons by storm. Giving the Customers what they want, an adage best understood by Nigel … Continue reading

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Hector’s First Trip to the Hawkshead Beer Festival

A Wetherspoons Breakfast at 09.30, on a Saturday? Yvonne had also texted to confirm the 11.01 from Lancaster to Staveley. This would get us to the Hawkshead Beer Festival before the Noon opening. Yvonne had a strategy, she had to … Continue reading

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An Evening in Appleby

Hector has been passing through Appleby with increasing regularity over the last few years.  The Railway may connect Carlisle to Settle, but for Hector it goes on to Bradford.  On Craig’s 50th Birthday Bash, some of the Chaps alighted here … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day in Ulverston

All is quiet, on New Year’s Day, normally Hector cannot recall the last time he made breakfast on New Year’s morning.  Bed by 02.30 made breakfast at 10.30 a possibility.  All five of us made which is even more impressive.  … Continue reading

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Eskdale by day, Ulverston for Hogmanay

The strategy for the day was to find enough distraction so as to stay out of the pub and maintain peek condition for the long night ahead – oops.  Well Hector managed this, he is not convinced that the Curry … Continue reading

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Ulverston, it is not in Deutschland…

For the first time in nine years Hector and Marg will bring in the New Year in the UK, and England for the first time.  Ulverston is not in Deutschland just in case we have yet to convince some people … Continue reading

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