|Memorial to John Ruskin 1900|
A Saturday in April and the sun shone as it’s supposed to do in springtime.
Keswick was its usual bustling self, although a strong wind still whipped around the lake making boats bob like corks. However, it was a perfect day for a short walk to Friar’s Crag, a promontory jutting into Derwentwater and described by Ruskin as one of the three most beautiful scenes in
|From Friar's Crag|
We almost resented the time we spent in the Theatre by the Lake, watching “Rogue Herries,” Walpole’s play set in Borrowdale at a time when men could sell their womenfolk in the Keswick market. The large cast of professional and amateur actors portrayed the story well.
|Looking Back Beyond Keswick.|
In the interval we wandered out into the sunshine again and were brought back to the present day by the sight of a Rescue helicopter taking off from the grass immediately opposite the theatre doors.
|The Rescue Helicopter|