RUSHBEARING went online this year on the Facebook page Grasmere Rushbearing. 

Revd. David Wilmot sent a short video message on the theme of the various meanings of  "bearing", and Ulverston Town Band recorded the Rushbearing March.  

Contributors from all over the world posted old photos of Rushbearing through the years, and people used their imagination to produce a huge variety of bearings using various materials. 

Huge thanks to Will, Amy, Carrie and Charlotte for ensuring that this great tradition could take place, albeit virtually. 

Let's hope that the usual procession and church service can go ahead next year.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Local History Group whose publication Grasmere in 55I/2 buildings has won the prestigious Lakeland Book of the Year Striding Edge Prize for Guides and Places. 

Thank you to Jeff Cowton of the Wordsworth Trust, and to Will and Polly for their hard work.  The book is available from Sam Read's bookshop.

GRASMERE Community Facebook Group has replaced the Covid Help page and will continue as a resource for all relevant local information.  

COUNCILLOR Will Clark is liaising with Tim Farron MP and Mark Brierly of Cumbria Highways to ensure that the views of local people are taken into consideration regarding the proposed one-way system northwards through Grasmere (beyond the Stock Lane car park). 

Central government funds have been allocated to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists by making temporary alterations to some highways during this period of social distancing, widening some pavements and amend short-term parking areas

AT THE WI monthly meeting via Zoom, Federation President, 97 year old Olive Clarke, gave a talk about Cumbria Westmorland Federation in celebration of its centenary year.   

In addition Karen Hanks, Chair of the Federation,  spoke about her independent custody visiting role, to check on the welfare of those in custody.  

"Cheerful chats" continue on the first, third and fifth Thursday each month. 

The monthly walks will resume (at a safe social distance) on the fourth Thursday (July 23), meeting opposite Sam Read's bookshop. 

All events begin at 2pm.