The photos above are some that are contained in a book ‘Mardale Mysteries’ that has just been published. It is the culmination of over 50 years of researching the history and characters of the time, and putting it all together in an easy to read and entertaining way. It tells the story of how life evolved within the valley and the tragedy of dales folk losing their farms and homes in order to satisfy the demand for water from a big city.

Mardale Mysteries has over 270 pages and 182 photographs, many of which are unique to the author. The book details are here