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- Edition: January 21st 1897 January 21st 1897
STY HEAD ROAD.
A meeting in furtherance of the proposed road over Sty Head Pass was
held at Keswick on Saturday. Mr. R. D. MARSHALL presided, and among those
present were the representatives of the Keswick Urban District Council and the
Whitehaven Rural District Council, as well as representatives from Bowness and
Mr. R. MUMBERSON, chairman of the Keswick Urban District Council,
proposed a resolution recognising the great importance to the Lake District and
the surrounding country of an easy means of communication between Borrowdale
and Wasdale, pledges itself to give a hearty and active support to any well
considered plan for such road, and will appoint a committee with view of
canvassing not only the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, but of
reaching some at least of the thousands who yearly visit this country, in order
to collect the money required to meet the cost of the scheme in addition to
the funds to be contributed by the Cumberland County Council and other
The resolution was seconded by Mr. J. MUSGRAVE , Wasdale Hall, who
referred to the project as an admirable was of commemorating the Queen's
The cost of the road was estimated at £10,000, and the County Council
had promised £5,000. Messrs. W. H. ATKINSON, Keswick, J. B. BADDELEY, and J.
HOLLAND, Windermere, supported the resolution, which was carried unanimously.
A committee was appointed, and subscriptions were announced in the
room amounting to £692.