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Coniston Village 2/5

Coniston grew as both a farming village, and to serve local copper and slate mines. It grew in popularity as a tourist location during the Victorian era, thanks partially to the construction of a branch of the Furness Railway, which opened to passenger traffic in 1859 and terminated at Coniston railway station.

 

Coniston Village 2/5

Coniston grew as both a farming village, and to serve local copper and slate mines. It grew in popularity as a tourist location during the Victorian era, thanks partially to the construction of a branch of the Furness Railway, which opened to passenger traffic in 1859 and terminated at Coniston railway station.

 

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You and Anne between you have me reminiscing. I met a guy just across the road from here that was the last remaining resident of a row of houses, all the rest were holiday homes, every year he got notes through his door asking if he wanted to sell.An unfortunate fact of life in the Lakes.
Brian Walbey: Sadly the situation you spoke of with this gentleman is becoming the norm almost everywhere that is a popular holiday place!
Such a beautiful village, isn't it!
Brian Walbey: We thought it a rather nice place, it is surrounded by mountians and hills.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 May 2018, 06:34
You have created a 1950s picture postcard
Brian Walbey: There isn't much to date it as 2017 is there, apart from road markings, the phone box and the cars.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 May 2018, 07:02
Don’t the hills make a fabulous backdrop to this place Brian?
Brian Walbey: It is surrounded by hills Chad.
A perfect picture postcard Brian
Brian Walbey: There isn't much to date it as 2017 is there, apart from road markings, the phone box and the cars.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 1 May 2018, 08:15
It is a seriously pretty village, Brian.
Brian Walbey: We thought it a rather nice place, it is surrounded by mountians and hills.
looking at the mountains, i can imagine there is a tremendous tourist potential here, Brian. hope the place does not decline though.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a very popular tourist destination.
Lovely crisp image - it's time quotas were introduced for second homes in places like this!
Brian Walbey: I couldn't agree more Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 May 2018, 07:09
The classic view of Coniston. Apart from a few minor blots not he landscape, it's a view that has has unchanged in decades. On my last visit to the Lake District, I had a lot of issues with power cuts at the cottage and Coniston was my first visit of the day for breakfast!
Brian Walbey: Sadly, like most of the Lake District, visitors like us crowd these delightful villages out these days but I hope they don't cause developments to these places totally out of character.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 May 2018, 07:36
Does the mountainside continue below the town, Brian?
Brian Walbey: This is more or less the bottom of the valley anf then it is flat down to Coniston Water which is actually quite a long way from the village.

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