- Edition: 18 October 1884 18 October 1884
The Blencarthra Hounds will meet Tuesday, October 21st, at Braithwaite, and
district remainder fo the week.
Mr. BURT, M.P., for Morpeth and Mrs. BURT arrived in Keswick on Tuesday, and
departed on Wednesday for Preston, via Ambleside.
A collision between a cart belonging to Mr. Henry BOWES and a Whitechapel in
which Miss. SPENCER-BELL of Fawe Park, and a coachman, occurred near Town
Hall, on Thursday morning. The Whitechapel was overturned; but Miss.
SPENCER-BELL jumped from it and alighted in safety on her feet; but the coachman was
not so fortunate, being thrown out and somewhat shaken.
The present week has not been so prolific in sport as the preceding one,
though a number of fisherman have daily lined the banks of the Derwent, Greta,
and the St. John’s rivers.
The fall of snow on Friday and the bitterly cold weather of Saturday,
Sunday and Monday, have been followed by rain, more or less daily, and a warmer
atmosphere. The waters have been in fair condition; but a good flood and heavy
water for some time to come is required to allow the salmon to run freely
before much improvement in the takes will be noted. The fly and the worm have
been the lures used, and a large number of rodsters have been successful.
THE PROPOSED RAILWAY EXTENSION
IN THE LAKE DISTRICT.
At a meeting for the committee promoting the extension railway to Ambleside,
Sir James RAMSDEN, managing director of the Furness Railway, intimated his
desire to receive deputation of the committee, and it was decided that a date
should be fixed to suit Sir James and Mr. DONALDSON, civil engineer.
The Furness line would take the west side of Lake Windermere by way of
Hawkshead. Letters were received from the Midland and London and Northwestern ra
ilway officials promising to lay the scheme before the next meeting of the