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.