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Growing attraction: A floral display spells out the town's name outside Ulverston Coronation Hall in 2007

 Growing attraction: A floral display spells out the town's name outside Ulverston Coronation Hall in 2007
Growing attraction: A floral display spells out the town's name outside Ulverston Coronation Hall in 2007
10 YEARS AGO
The annual Kirkby Charity Fun Day raised around £1,700 for cerebral palsy groups. Attractions included tug of war and clay pigeon shooting.
Donations to LoKi's 'cap in hand' sculpture go to foodbank
COINS placed in the cap of a sculptured figure left in a popular tourist destination by Ulverston artist LoKi have helped to feed struggling families.

Lost cat found in Oak hill vets, Windermere

 Lost cat found in Oak hill vets, Windermere
Lost cat found in Oak hill vets, Windermere
Missing cat trapped in Windermere coach
A WINDERMERE vets is trying to reunite a lost cat with its owner after it was found in the axle of a coach.

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Ask the experts: Small family cars
Question: I’m looking at a brand-new, small family car, either a Hyundai, SEAT or Kia. What would be the best choice?

Cumbria Women Of The Year Cumbria Life award winner Sally Beamish, of Coniston, with (centre) patron CWY Juliet Westoll MBE , and (left) winner of Cumbria Woman of the Year 2016 Cheryl Berry of Kendal

 Cumbria Women Of The Year Cumbria Life award winner Sally Beamish, of Coniston, with (centre) patron CWY Juliet Westoll MBE , and (left) winner of Cumbria Woman of the Year 2016 Cheryl Berry of Kendal
Cumbria Women Of The Year Cumbria Life award winner Sally Beamish, of Coniston, with (centre) patron CWY Juliet Westoll MBE , and (left) winner of Cumbria Woman of the Year 2016 Cheryl Berry of Kendal
Time to honour Cumbria's most inspirational women
It's time to toast our most wonderful women.

Windermere School

Achievement: Windermere School

Position: Windermere School

 Windermere School
Windermere School
Independent Lake District school begins new academic year on a high with successful rankings
A LAKE District school is celebrating the start of the new academic year by being placed near the top of sixth form league tables for independent schools.

Finding out: India Crossley and Gabrielle Rowley, of Chetwynde School, Barrow, at a 2007 circus workshop held at the BAE Sports Centre, Barrow

 Finding out: India Crossley and Gabrielle Rowley, of Chetwynde School, Barrow, at a 2007 circus workshop held at the BAE Sports Centre, Barrow
Finding out: India Crossley and Gabrielle Rowley, of Chetwynde School, Barrow, at a 2007 circus workshop held at the BAE Sports Centre, Barrow
10 YEARS AGO
Police were hunting for an orange and brown corn snake which had gone missing from a house in Worcester Street, Barrow. It could bite but was not poisonous.

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Castlerigg Hall TRIPADVISOR

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Fallbarrow Park TRIPADVISOR

 Waterside House TRIPADVISOR
Waterside House TRIPADVISOR
The top 10 best campsites and holiday parks in the Lake District
CUMBRIA is home to some of the most scenic and popular camping and glamping sites in the UK and we've compiled a handy list of 10 of the best according to TripAdvisor reviews.

Artist: Miroslaw Balka, from Poland

Work: An exhibition will be held in Windermere

 Artist: Miroslaw Balka, from Poland
Artist: Miroslaw Balka, from Poland
Lake District Holocaust project welcomes exhibition from world-leading contemporary artist
ONE of the world's leading artists is to bring the history of the Holocaust alive against one of the world's most beautiful backdrops.

Moving on: After nine years in Barrow docks, the Bibby Renaissance accommodation barge was leaving town in 2007 to be a floating hotel, possibly in China

 Moving on: After nine years in Barrow docks, the Bibby Renaissance accommodation barge was leaving town in 2007 to be a floating hotel, possibly in China
Moving on: After nine years in Barrow docks, the Bibby Renaissance accommodation barge was leaving town in 2007 to be a floating hotel, possibly in China
10 YEARS AGO
An armada of dragon boats raced across Port Haverigg lagoon to raise around £850 for good causes. Overall winning boat was Return of the Dragon.

Chef: Richard Booth

 Chef: Richard Booth
Chef: Richard Booth
Allergy advice is on menu at Lakes hotel
A PERSONALISED service has been introduced at a Lake District hotel to cater for guests with a vast range of diets and allergies.

Finsthwaite. STEVE RAVEN

 Finsthwaite. STEVE RAVEN
Finsthwaite. STEVE RAVEN
Windermere man suffers serious injuries after coming off his bike near Newby Bridge
A cyclist suffered serious head injuries after coming off his bike in Finsthwaite near Newby Bridge.

Food from the Samling

Duck heart salad at the Forest Side. Picture: Amy Fenton

The cheese board at the Forest Side. Picture: Amy Fenton

L'Enclume - Cartmel

Lobster, parsnip, black pudding, hazelnut and cured yolk at L'Enclume.

A delicious dish from L'Enclume.

One of Peter Turnpenny's creations. Photo: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 14/3/17

A desert prepared by Peter Turnpenny. Photo: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 14/3/17

CL FOOD & DRINK --- Chef's appetiser at The Samling, Windermere.

 Food from the Samling
Food from the Samling
Michelin star restaurants in Cumbria
CUMBRIA is home to four of the North West's eight Michelin star restaurants, making the county one of the top UK destinations for foodies from all over the world. Here's our guide to just what sets these top temples to gastronomy apart

Food from the Samling

Duck heart salad at the Forest Side. Picture: Amy Fenton

The cheese board at the Forest Side. Picture: Amy Fenton

L'Enclume - Cartmel

Lobster, parsnip, black pudding, hazelnut and cured yolk at L'Enclume.

A delicious dish from L'Enclume.

One of Peter Turnpenny's creations. Photo: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 14/3/17

A desert prepared by Peter Turnpenny. Photo: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House 14/3/17

CL FOOD & DRINK --- Chef's appetiser at The Samling, Windermere.

 Food from the Samling
Food from the Samling
Michelin star restaurants in Cumbria
CUMBRIA is home to four of the North West's eight Michelin star restaurants, making the county one of the top UK destinations for foodies from all over the world. Here's our guide to just what sets these top temples to gastronomy apart

It is believed missing boy, James Dobson, may have travelled to south Cumbria from his home in Lancaster.

 It is believed missing boy, James Dobson, may have travelled to south Cumbria from his home in Lancaster.
It is believed missing boy, James Dobson, may have travelled to south Cumbria from his home in Lancaster.
South Cumbria workers asked to keep an eye out for missing Lancaster boy
HOTELIERS and tourism workers in south Cumbria are being asked to keep their eye out for a missing boy from Lancaster.

Environment: Events will take place across the county, with the aim of helping people keep their homes, businesses and community buildings energy-efficient

 Environment: Events will take place across the county, with the aim of helping people keep their homes, businesses and community buildings energy-efficient
Environment: Events will take place across the county, with the aim of helping people keep their homes, businesses and community buildings energy-efficient
South Cumbria to benefit from green energy festival fun
A HOST of festival events are scheduled to celebrate those who help keep homes in south Cumbria green.

Guiding hand: Coach Gary Weatherburn (right) with some of his charges at Ulverston Tennis Centre

Big hit: Olivia Longman shows her tennis skills at Ulverston

At the net: Ewan Kelly enjoys the summer tennis coaching at Ulverston

Tennis aces: Coach Josh Dent (back right) with some of the children who took part in the tennis coaching

Going up: Theo Latts reaches to make a volley at the net

Concentration: Emma Heginbotham focuses on keeping the ball up

Patted away: Freddy Simpson plays a backhand

On the bounce: Clarissa Cooper has her eyes on the ball

Gary Weatherburn working with the youngsters at his tennis coaching sessions

Soft hands: Tyler Scott works on his racket technique

Thwack!: James Vasini palys a strong forehand

Good contact: Jessica Milner during the tennis practice sessions at Ulverston

Look out: Gary Weatherburn coaches youngsters at Ulverston Tennis Centre

Going places: Freddy Simpson hits the ball back over the net

Reaching out: James Vasini stretches for a backhand

Up in the air: Freddy Simpson on the volley

Pointing the way: Coach Gary Weatherburn directs the children at his tennis sessions

Striking back: Olivia Longman watches her ball fly

Grab it: Gary Weatherburn coaches youngsters at Ulverston Tennis Centre

Guidance: Gary Weatherburn coaches youngsters at Ulverston Tennis Centre

 Guiding hand: Coach Gary Weatherburn (right) with some of his charges at Ulverston Tennis Centre
Guiding hand: Coach Gary Weatherburn (right) with some of his charges at Ulverston Tennis Centre
PICTURE SPECIAL: Exciting tennis action served up at Ulverston
CHILDREN were served up two days of exciting tennis action as part of a summer camp.

Project: Work under way in Ash Street, Bowness, in February during the first phase LINDSEY DICKINGS

Timetable: A road closure schedule for the A592 as part of water improvement work by United Utilities

 Project: Work under way in Ash Street, Bowness, in February during the first phase LINDSEY DICKINGS
Project: Work under way in Ash Street, Bowness, in February during the first phase LINDSEY DICKINGS
Lake District road closures under public scrutiny
RESIDENTS and business owners are being given the chance to get a sneak preview of works aimed at preventing pollution in the waters of the Lake District.

Up for grabs: Cragg House Farm. Image supplied by Michael CL Hodgson estate agency

 Up for grabs: Cragg House Farm. Image supplied by Michael CL Hodgson estate agency
Up for grabs: Cragg House Farm. Image supplied by Michael CL Hodgson estate agency
Lake District farm and land on market - and could be yours for £1.2m
A LAKE District hill farm has been placed on the market - and could be yours for £1.2m.

Delighted: The Hogarth family

 Delighted: The Hogarth family
Delighted: The Hogarth family
Cumbria holiday property business sold
A LEADING Cumbrian holiday property business has been taken over by one of the UK's top rental agencies.

Comedy duo: The names of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy could push the price of this postcard above £500 in auction SUBMITTED auction-aug-26

Lakeland view: This picture by Edward Thompson called Evening, Coniston Water from the Beacon Crag could sell for £250 to £300 SUBMITTED auction-aug-26

Getting chilly: This artwork by Henry Wilkinson is called The First Snows, Coniston Fells and could make £70 to £100 SUBMITTED auction-aug-26

Mountain scene: There is a pre-sale estimate of £400 to £600 for this 1854 work by A. P. Collis of Windermere and Loughrigg Fells From Rydal Mount SUBMITTED auction-aug-26

Farm buildings: Up to £50 is expected for the painting Barns at High Yewdale, near Coniston by Marion Bradley SUBMITTED auction-aug-26

 Comedy duo: The names of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy could push the price of this postcard above £500 in auction SUBMITTED auction-aug-26
Comedy duo: The names of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy could push the price of this postcard above £500 in auction SUBMITTED auction-aug-26
Signature of Ulverston's Stan Laurel could top £500
The Ulverston-born comic actor Stan Laurel brought a smile to the face of millions and would surely have laughed had he lived long enough to find that his signature might top £500.

Achievement: In 2007 Julie Bradshaw broke her 17th world long distance swiming record on Windermere, as part of a relay team which swam the length of the lake six times.

 Achievement: In 2007 Julie Bradshaw broke her 17th world long distance swiming record on Windermere, as part of a relay team which swam the length of the lake six times.
Achievement: In 2007 Julie Bradshaw broke her 17th world long distance swiming record on Windermere, as part of a relay team which swam the length of the lake six times.
10 YEARS AGO
Bad weather prompted the cancellation of a planned visit to Barrow docks by the German cruise ship Delphin Voyager.

Summer time: Barrow Sea Cadets, from left, Nicola Durkin, Nina Cummings and Kay Thompson at Earnse Bay, Walney, in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Exploring: Lee Tyson checking out a rock pool at Earnse Bay, Walney, in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Ball skills: Craig Tyson at Earnse Bay, Walney, in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Great fun: Barrow Sea Cadets from TS Sovereign at Earnse Bay, Walney, in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Happy times: Kridtina Chattaway gives a piggyback to sister Nicole at Earnse Bay, Walney, in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Follow me: Robert Francell with Jelly the King Charles spaniel at Earnse Bay, Walney, in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Sea views: Enjoying a day at the beach on Walney in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Vintage transport: Enjoying a day at the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Wind power: Sailing craft on Windermere in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Feed me: Hungry swans at Bowness Promenade in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

Swan lake: A swan waits patiently at Bowness for the arrival of the Swam lake cruiser in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25

 Summer time: Barrow Sea Cadets, from left, Nicola Durkin, Nina Cummings and Kay Thompson at Earnse Bay, Walney, in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25
Summer time: Barrow Sea Cadets, from left, Nicola Durkin, Nina Cummings and Kay Thompson at Earnse Bay, Walney, in August 1992 MAIL ARCHIVE holiday-aug-25
Furness heads to the beach in the summer of 1992
As we approach the last bank holiday of the summer we have turned the clock back to see how we spent leisure time in August 1992.

David Hogarth, centre, with grandson Beau and wife Julia. Daughters Sarah, back left, Rachael, back right and Caroline, centre left. Grandsons Frankie, centre right, and Louix at the front

 David Hogarth, centre, with grandson Beau and wife Julia. Daughters Sarah, back left, Rachael, back right and Caroline, centre left. Grandsons Frankie, centre right, and Louix at the front
David Hogarth, centre, with grandson Beau and wife Julia. Daughters Sarah, back left, Rachael, back right and Caroline, centre left. Grandsons Frankie, centre right, and Louix at the front
Cumbrian holiday cottages business taken over
Family's property firm targeted by one of the UK's top rental agencies.

Head girl: Simone Clarke

Positive outcomes: Windermere School students celebrate their GCSE success

Coniston John Ruskin School new head teacher Peter Blackburn. 19/10/2015 JON GRANGER

Ian Lavender who will become the head of Windermere St Anne's School in September SUBMITTED PICTURE

 Head girl: Simone Clarke
Head girl: Simone Clarke
"Outstanding" GCSE results from schools across the Lakes
SUCCESS stories have piled in from across the Lake District as pupils return to school, many for the final time, to collect their GCSE results.

Stellar results: UVHS head boy and head girl, Jacob Egglestone and Megan Roper

CHRIS WEST

Star students: Heather Ball (nine A* and A) and Lexi Brockbank (nine A* and A)

CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Nicole Wilde and Farah Hill. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Head Girl, Megan Roper (7 A* including 2 9's). 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Top achievers Jacob Egglestone, Megan Roper, Lexi Brockbank & Heather Ball. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Students phone with their results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Top achievers Megan Roper, Lexi Brockbank, Heather Ball & Jacob Egglestone. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Head boy and girl, Jacob Egglestone and Megan Roper. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Nicole Wilde shows her mum her results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Students phone with their results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Fiona Gibson (7 A* & 3 A's) and Alexandra Nicklin (7 A* and 2 A's) compare results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Heather Ball, Lexi Brockbank & Helena Rhodes compare results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Annabelle Kanjoo-Parsons (6 A8* including a 9 & 8). 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Head Boy, Jacob Egglestone with his results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Happy and surprised student. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Students collecting their results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

Big day: Ulverston Victoria High School pupils collecting their results

CHRIS WEST

Big day: Ulverston Victoria High School pupils collecting their results

CHRIS WEST

Joining sixth form: Head Boy, Jacob Egglestone with his results

CHRIS WEST

Results: Annabelle Kanjoo-Parsons (six A8* including a nine and eight)

CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Heather Ball, Lexi Brockbank & Helena Rhodes compare results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Fiona Gibson (7 A* & 3 A's) and Alexandra Nicklin (7 A* and 2 A's) compare results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Students phone with their results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

Proud moment: Nicole Wilde shows her mum her results

CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Head boy and girl, Jacob Egglestone and Megan Roper. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Top achievers Megan Roper, Lexi Brockbank, Heather Ball & Jacob Egglestone. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Students phone with their results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

Top achievers: Jacob Egglestone, Megan Roper, Lexi Brockbank and Heather Ball

CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Head Girl, Megan Roper (7 A* including 2 9's). 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Nicole Wilde and Farah Hill. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Happy student, Ruth McKenny. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Star students Heather Ball (9 A* & A) and Lexi Brockbank (9 A* & A). 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Head boy and girl, Jacob Egglestone and Megan Roper. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

 Stellar results: UVHS head boy and head girl, Jacob Egglestone and Megan Roper CHRIS WEST
Stellar results: UVHS head boy and head girl, Jacob Egglestone and Megan Roper CHRIS WEST
Staff praise the "real stars' of Ulverston Victoria High School as they collect their GCSE results - WITH PICTURE GALLERY
IT was smiles all round as the "real stars" of Ulverston's Victoria High School received their hard-earned GCSE results.

ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Heather Ball, Lexi Brockbank & Helena Rhodes compare results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

GCSE RESULTS MILLOM SCHOOL 2017 Millom School pupils receive their GCSE's results Pictured: (l-R) Becky Furey and Libby Makin, Millom, Thursday 24th August 2017 LEANNE BOLGER

Chetwynde School, Barrow, GCSE results day. Top achievers, Liam Edgley (7 A* & 2A's), and Heather Aitken (8 A* & 2 A's), Connie McMahon (3 A* & 6 A's) and Ben Atkinson (5 A* & 4 A's). 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

Chetwynde School, Barrow, GCSE results day. Liam Edgley and Heather Aitken both achieved 9's in the new exams. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST

GCSE RESULTS WALNEY SCHOOL 2017 Walney School pupils receive their GCSE's results Pictured: Robert Moser, Furness, Walney, Thursday 24th August 2017 LEANNE BOLGER

 ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Heather Ball, Lexi Brockbank & Helena Rhodes compare results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST
ULVERSTON VICTORIA HIGH SCHOOL GCSE RESULTS. Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston. Heather Ball, Lexi Brockbank & Helena Rhodes compare results. 24th August 2017. CHRIS WEST
GCSE results roundup
CHETWYNDE SCHOOL

Big country: Black Combe Country Fair in Bootle will help pull in bank holiday crowds this weekend LEANNE BOLGER

Riding high: Cartmel Races is one of the highlights of the August bank holiday weekend LEANNE BOLGER

Kings of the castle: Ben Sainsbury, left, and Edward Sainsbury, from Windermere, on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Big country: Black Combe Country Fair in Bootle will help pull in bank holiday crowds this weekend LEANNE BOLGER
Big country: Black Combe Country Fair in Bootle will help pull in bank holiday crowds this weekend LEANNE BOLGER
Rising number of 'staycations' look set to boost Lake District tourism revenue
ATTRACTIONS like Cartmel Races and Black Combe Country Fair look set to help the Lake District benefit from an influx of Brits opting to take a "staycation" this summer.

Kings of the castle: Ben Sainsbury, left, and Edward Sainsbury from Windermere having fun on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS

Master of spin: Upholster India Polkinghorn from Loungy Upholstery, in Coniston, who reached the regional finals of the Liverpool, Cumbria and Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards in 2015 LINDSEY DICKINGS

High point: Ellie Harvey in flight during The Nutcracker at Coronation Hall, Ulverston LINDSEY DICKINGS

Tranquil: A scene on Coniston Water LINDSEY DICKINGS

Light stuff: Barrow Christmas Lights switch-on LINDSEY DICKINGS

Falling down: Playing in the autumn leaves LINDSEY DICKINGS

Little wonder: A white rhino male calf born at South Lakes Safari Zoo Dalton called Indiana and his mother Ntombi LEANNE BOLGER

Alert: Dexter the wheaten terrier from Kendal at Westmorland Show LEANNE BOLGER

Long way down: The view from a hot air balloon en route to Cartmel LEANNE BOLGER

Crowd pleaser: Crowds at Kendal Calling in Lowther Park last month LEANNE BOLGER.

Keeping warm: Oscar at Holker Hall Winter Markets in 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

Springing forth: Lambs at Little Annaside Farm, Bootle, in March 2016 LEANNE BOLGER

 Kings of the castle: Ben Sainsbury, left, and Edward Sainsbury from Windermere having fun on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS
Kings of the castle: Ben Sainsbury, left, and Edward Sainsbury from Windermere having fun on Roanhead beach LINDSEY DICKINGS
A celebration of picture power on World Photo Day
THE humble photograph has the power to change the world, to inspire, it can even bring a tear to the eye.

Support: Crowds gather to cheer on the skimmers

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Take aim: A young competitor lines up his throw

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Taking part: Erin McGurk from Grasmere

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Good throw: Lucy Northwood releases her stone

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Family affair: From left, Katie, Chloe-Ann, Sue and Isobel Doel

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Strong competitor: Kevin Waltham has a throw

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Strong competitor: Kevin Waltham has a throw

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On the bounce: One of the stones skips across the water

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On the bounce: One of the stones skips across the water

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Game of throws: Ben Grenfell lets fly

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Concentration: Joseph Wooldridge from Askam lines up his throw

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Selection: One of the competitors hunts for the perfect skimming stones

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 Support: Crowds gather to cheer on the skimmers LINDSEY DICKINGS
Support: Crowds gather to cheer on the skimmers LINDSEY DICKINGS
Floating on water to sinking like a stone - skimmers take to the water at Windermere
WHEN skimming stones comes to mind, the majority of us may conjure up memories of childhoods spent at the beach, hurling pebbles into the surf.
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