Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Penciling It In

K IS FOR?



KESWICK! ~ If there is anybody in your house who draws or sketches, chances are that they may have a pencil or crayon that has been manufactured in this little Cumbrian town, home to the Cumberland Pencil Factory, founded in 1832. In the grounds of the factory is a little museum where you can find out more about this history of the firm, the manufacturing processes and the range of products. This little van is on display outside the museum - it was used as delivery van and is a 1950s Morris. Himself and I spent some time there recently and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We can also recommend Brysons of Keswick, one of those old fashioned tearooms which does a most delicious carrot cake.

More on the most challenging letter K can be found over at ABC Wednesday.

21 comments:

  1. I would love to visit a Tea Room sometime. Interesting information for the letter K.

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  2. Anna, what an interesting little post this is! Now I'll have to go check all my sketching pencils. Love the 1950 Morris.

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  3. What a fun post for the K day, Anna! Love the old Morris!! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  4. When the mist is on the hills it is an ideal time to visit a tea shop. I once attended a training event in their conference room, but didn't visited the museum, and I do like a pencil.

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  5. A beatiful part of the country, whatever the weather.

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  6. I'd love to visit this place one day.

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  7. Fascinating post! And, what a great little vehicle! My husband would want that.

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  8. Very interesting - and a most charming little van!

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  9. It's a good thing my son can't see this cute van or he might just hop over to Keswick and try to buy it!

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  10. What a charming vehicle.

    KRamblin' Kwith KRoger (ABC team)

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  11. Very interesting post and the prettiest little van I have ever seen.

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  12. How interesting, and I love the little van parked up outside.

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  13. An interesting post Anna. I love the charming little old Morris van! A day out just isn't complete without a pit-stop (or two) at a pretty tea-room is it!

    Jeanne x

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  14. I had a set of Cumberland pencils when I was a child! Was there a time they were simply called 'Lakeland'? That rings a bell, too!

    The van looks just like the one in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Such a nice shape.

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  15. Never heard of Keswick, it's probably not known in Belgium or Germany.
    Gattina from the ABC team

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  16. Hey, that's a very interesting fact for the letter k, especially when it's something unique about place. We just started with letters too and we're at the letter J for Jay, a native bird here in Florida. We hope to visit this place soon. My wife and I visited the Bok Tower Gardens last Christmas.

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  17. Interesting! I'd love to visit the Tea Room and will check my pencils to see if I have one from Keswick. A wonderful Morris!

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  18. I've been to Keswick quite a few times, but despite rain I have not yet sampled the delights of the Pencil Museum. Tea rooms on the other hand...

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  19. A very nice introduction of Keswick, which we will never know otherwise.

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  20. nice information :) but ours are mainly made in India [:)] or China {:(}

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  21. Oh pencils! Pencils have been an important part of my life! I am sure that I have used a Cumberland pencil at some time.
    Best wishes,
    Anna

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