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Today's Photographs

Christmas in full swing, Hayes Garden World, Ambleside


in the clothing and shoe department


a huge golden tea-pot in (what I call) the engine shed




outside, the lighting on Fairfield


Bank Ground Farm, Coniston




11.50 am.

Your e-mails are my inspiration, please send a message to:

>>Hi Tony, I wonder if you could advertise something political on your site ... politics with a small 'p' for it is a proposed zip-wire over Thirlmere - the Thirlmere Hub. There is a proposal to build eight zip-wires over Thirlmere, four from Swirls car park down to Armboth car park at lake level and then four back from the top of Fisher Crag back to Swirls. Adrenaline seekers would be bussed by army truck up through the Armboth Woods to 'save them the effort' of climbing Fisher Crag from the lake. To me the prospect is definitely not in keeping with the ethics of the National Park, it would be damaging to the environment and a real hazard to low flying aircraft that regularly use the valley ... a disaster waiting to happen. The proposed scheme is a purely selfish, money making venture, not one designed to maintain or enhance the natural beauty of the area. The local pressure group, Zip-off, are trying to get as many people to object in writing and sign an internet petition to persuade the National Park Planning Authority to reject the proposed plan. The National Park Planning will accept comments from locals, visitors and those from abroad. Publicity through your site would be tremendous. I highlighted the problem on my site recently: All the details on what people can do are towards the end of page. If you feel the way we do and if you can help, it would be appreciated. If you need more information then just email us back. The attached photo is a poster Zip-off are making available to anyone who wants to use it. Cheers, Roger and Ann Website:

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Disclaimer - 'THE WEATHER' is only my personal opinion - if you come to the Lakes and get sunburnt (or soaked ) - the author of this page bears absolutely no responsibility. You are welcome to copy any of these pictures for your own use, but please credit the photographer, Tony Richards, or add a link to these pages. Most pictures taken with a Panasonic Lumix TZ60. Occasionally with my trusty Nikon D50 with a Tamron AF18 - 200mm macro zoom lens, which feels like a tank compared with the Lumix!

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