Friday, 20 April 2018

Almond

Almond: how do you say this nut?

a) OL-mund?
b) AL -mund?
c) AR-mund?

Coming soon: Scone

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Alice Hogg

40s Keswick  cartoonist Alice Hogg's defiant housewife

Alison Hargreaves, First Woman to conquer Everest (Great Women Mountaineers no 5)

"It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than 1,000 days as a sheep" Tibetan proverb. 
Alison Hargreaves was the first woman to conquer Everest on May 13th 1995, alone and without oxygen. A successful summit of K2 was followed by her tragic death on the descent...


Proddy Rug

Old sacks and rags, all you needed for a proddy rug as long as you had a proddy (More objects from the Keswick museum)


Sunday, 15 April 2018

Britain's Rarest Fish


Exhibits in Keswick Museum included a Vendace, a fish found in Derwent Water and dating back to the Ice Age. Plus a mantrap for catching poachers. Ouch!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Great Women Mountaineers no 4: Annie Smith Peck (1850-1935)

Annie's looking cheesed off here because after she'd scaled the Northern-most summit of Peruvian mountain Cordillera Blanca and the Chileans had named it in her honour (Cumbre AƱa  Peck) Fanny Bullock Workman disputed the height of the mountain to ensure she didn't get the women's altitude record. It's tough at the top....






Great Women Mountaineers no 3: Fanny Bullock Workman

Formidable Fanny had fantastic resilience to altitude enabling her to reach many peaks. Explorer, mountaineer, geographer, writer and cartographer Ms Workman also championed Women's suffrage whilst fiercely holding the women's altitude record.....

Are We Nearly There Yet? (Great Women Mountaineers No 2: Lucy Walker)

Lucy Walker & Co taking a brisk stroll to the top of the Eiger (1864)

Great Women Mountaineers no 1: Fay Fuller


Imagine walking up a mountain in this outfit! 
1890s mountain legend Fay Fuller did according to Keswick Museum!

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Up The Matterhorn in a Cotton Dress (Lucy Walker, 1871)


Well if Lucy said she wanted to go up the Eiger I wouldn't have argued with her either.....



Tuesday, 3 April 2018

A Poem about Paul Young by Brian Bilston

From "You Took the Last Bus Home" by Brian Bilston. Described by someone as a cross between John Cooper Clarke and Frank Sidebottom.......

Monday, 2 April 2018

80s Pop Clue

The closer the knit, the tighter the fit....?

Titfer Tat- Guess the 80s Pop Star


This one's for Hokum's Jason and the Boo Sutcliffe Band....but who are they supporting at Holmfirth Picturedrome?? Miserable pouting lip shown larger than real size. Still has all his own hair and teeth......?