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Excursion to Loweswater

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"Excursion to Loweswater is a delightful and revealing account of an outing to the Lake District at the birth of the age of mass tourism, but at a time when travel was still a challenge.

Robert and Rachel Jackson wrote to their Quaker friends at the Manchester First-day School to suggest they come to stay for a weekend at Waterend, Loweswater. The invitation was accepted. The year was 1865. And the visitors numbered forty-four!

The journey was not an easy one. By train to Windermere, thence by horse-drawn wagonette north to Keswick, and south again to cross the Honister Pass for Loweswater - all in pouring rain. After a Sunday of leisure and religious observance (which included listening to the preaching of an American, Rebecca Collins). 4 am Monday, found the party preparing to make the long journey home.

Clearing the outing was a great event, and in gratitude Mary Hodgson and L M Lunt wrote their accounts of the expedition in poetry and prose. Their work, painstakingly copied into an album and beautifully illustrated in pen and ink, and in water-colour, was presented to their hosts. The album survives today - a delightful account of a weekend long ago.

As the Introduction by Christopher Newson makes clear, the Victorian tourists arrived armed with a great awareness of the literary association of the Lakes. They were also possessed of a readiness to by awed by the scenery that today`s visitors only rarely match. Excursion to Loweswater is not only a charming record of its time will also enhance the pleasure of all modern lovers of the Lakes."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes dust-jacket in good condition. First Published in 1987.

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Author(s):
Mary Hodgson and Lydia Lunt
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0356145417
ISBN-13:
9780356145419
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Macdonald Orbis

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"Excursion to Loweswater is a delightful and revealing account of an outing to the Lake District at the birth of the age of mass tourism, but at a time when travel was still a challenge.

Robert and Rachel Jackson wrote to their Quaker friends at the Manchester First-day School to suggest they come to stay for a weekend at Waterend, Loweswater. The invitation was accepted. The year was 1865. And the visitors numbered forty-four!

The journey was not an easy one. By train to Windermere, thence by horse-drawn wagonette north to Keswick, and south again to cross the Honister Pass for Loweswater - all in pouring rain. After a Sunday of leisure and religious observance (which included listening to the preaching of an American, Rebecca Collins). 4 am Monday, found the party preparing to make the long journey home.

Clearing the outing was a great event, and in gratitude Mary Hodgson and L M Lunt wrote their accounts of the expedition in poetry and prose. Their work, painstakingly copied into an album and beautifully illustrated in pen and ink, and in water-colour, was presented to their hosts. The album survives today - a delightful account of a weekend long ago.

As the Introduction by Christopher Newson makes clear, the Victorian tourists arrived armed with a great awareness of the literary association of the Lakes. They were also possessed of a readiness to by awed by the scenery that today`s visitors only rarely match. Excursion to Loweswater is not only a charming record of its time will also enhance the pleasure of all modern lovers of the Lakes."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes dust-jacket in good condition. First Published in 1987.

Author(s):
Mary Hodgson and Lydia Lunt
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0356145417
ISBN-13:
9780356145419
Number of pages:
144
Publisher:
Macdonald Orbis

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