A fundraising festival has announced a strong line-up for its fifth year. The Sticky Wicket Beer and Music Festival returns to Penrith Cricket Club for three days in August - from Friday 18 to Sunday 20.
It has been warmly welcomed by most. It will give the area a higher profile around the world, make it more attractive to visitors and give it more weight when it comes to national decisions and funding. And by association, Cumbria will also benefit.
In his account of Carlisle Castle, Henry Summerson states “the earliest reference to cannon at Carlisle dates from 1380, when Richard Potter, a householder in the city, was paid £4 for making two guns from a bronze wedge”.