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The Plains of Heaven

The Story of Stainmore

Dawn Robertson


Illustrated history of the people of Stainmore.

Stainmore has had its share of national importance, including fierce conflicts, Romans, Vikings, Normans, English and Scots all fought over this stretch of land.

‘The Plains of Heaven’, however, leaves aside battles and invasions, the stuff of more traditional history books. It tells the unrecorded story of the people of Stainmore, of their working lives and of the quiet changes which have affected them. The result is a compelling essay in popular history…

The text is accompanied by an array of photographs, mostly from the early part of the 20th century, making the book an attractive visual document. Amongst the photographs are scenes of harvesting at South Stainmore during the First World War, of miners at Borrowdale, and a sheep clipping at Barras in 1916.



Hayloft Publishing

Publication Date:

2012 April




Black & white photographs plus two maps

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