Week 5 of 1 Year of Stitches.
My little world has aquired a few more houses, a train, a lighthouse and I think that is meant to be Piel Castle.
This piece is becoming even more auto-
biographical by the minute.
Silly isn't it, I have been away from "home" for 58 years but each time I visit I have these emotions.
When I first came to London in 1960 travel by train was the only option for me. If you were making the journey on a Sunday it could take eight hours to get to Euston. When were married we would have like to spend our honeymoon in Cornwall but it would have taken 3 days to get there from Barrow as we only had a weeks leave it wasn't an option so we spent it in the Lakes. (Not a bad trade off.)
The "lighthouse" is called The Hoad locally and is a monument to Sir John Barrow who was born in Ulverston and became naval explorer. I do have a real lighhouse connection though. One of my greatx3 grandfathers was the Lighthouse keeper on Walney island which was up for sale recently. That would have been fun but the lighthouse tower was not included.