Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
debris4spike

Keswick

Well as I have mentioned a couple of times with the photos I have posted, I was on holiday in The Lake Distict, and staying in the town of Keswick The main reason that I started to plan this trip (a couple of years ago) was to go to The Keswick Convention It was in it's 145th year ... the first year Dad went was 1947 and then was a steward for the next couple of years while he was at Bible College. In 1950 Mum & Dad both went, and then stayed on for another week, in different hotels, of course. They had only met up for an occasional day, and were mostly in contact by letter, so decided they needed to spend this week to actually get to know each other ... and whether they had a "future". And, yes, they got engaged that Christmas! I had always said I would go - so I did. Last year they had moved from the venue they would have known to an abandoned pencil factory (and, yes, I went round the museum while I was there, as well!)

As I as heading into the Convention one morning -
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The world's largest pencil ... The yellow pencil was completed on 28 May 2001, is 7.91 metres (26 ft) long, and weighs 446.36 kilograms (984.1 lb)
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Keswick is one of the main holiday resorts for The Lake District
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Yes, they have a museum -
Napolean's Teacup
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Musical Stones, made in 1785
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As it was so hot I didn't do much travelling around, but there again the lake is beautiful and nice to spend time just reading & people-watching. (I also did a trip on a boat on Dewentwater on Thursday)
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On the outskirts of Keswick is Castlerigg Stone Circle which I did go and see -
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Tags: camera, christian convention, england, holiday 2021
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