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Lakeland Hunting Memories - Volume Two

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In February 2005, shortly before the 'ban' came in, I sat on a cold sunlit fell-side with my son. We sat waiting, trying to keep warm in the cutting wind. “Soon this will be gone,” I said, “and personally I don’t think it will come back.”
He looked at me. “Maybe you’re right,” he said. “You’ve followed hounds all your life, you have loads of stories. Why not record them as a bit of history?”
From this casual remark evolved the popular website 'Lakeland Hunting Memories'.

This book is another dip into recollections of life in the English Lake District during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Ron Black was born and bred in the English Lake District, like his forefathers, and here relates some of his memories of hunting with hounds, competing in fell races, the heroic exploits of his family members, along with historical accounts written in the 1800s and earlier.

Ron, like his forefathers, was born and raised in the English Lake District and here relates some of his memories of hunting with hounds, competing in fell races, the heroic exploits of his family members, along with historical accounts written in the 1800s and earlier. An evocative, and frequently amusing, record of the characters, social history and culture of the fells.

Have a look at Ron’s website Lakeland Hunting Memories

REVIEWS
Cumbrian Lad's usual excellent publication containing extracts and articles from his website Lakeland Hunting Memories which is well worth a visit from anyone interested in the history of hunting in the lake district especially in the fell packs.
pendelfin

An enjoyable,entertaining,amusing but seriously educational read. What do you know about "Foresters' Corn"? I knew nothing.
There are descriptions of very different Hunting Scenes from those we see on TV.
Walkers, runners and arm-chair holiday makers should find much of interest, as well as historians interested in the history we are making now as well as in the past.
Perhaps check out the web site of the same name too.
Blodwen

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