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photoblog image A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

BUTTERMERE 5/7

Away from the lake and back in Buttermere village we came across this delightful little Village Hall which was formerly a small school. Buttermere, by the way, means “the lake by the dairy pastures”, very apt as there was quite a lot of cattle round and about. It seemed in good condition so I guess it is used frequently and looked after by the local inhabitants.

 

A Look At Lakeland (1 of quite a few)

BUTTERMERE 5/7

Away from the lake and back in Buttermere village we came across this delightful little Village Hall which was formerly a small school. Buttermere, by the way, means “the lake by the dairy pastures”, very apt as there was quite a lot of cattle round and about. It seemed in good condition so I guess it is used frequently and looked after by the local inhabitants.

 

comments (17)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2013, 00:16
Private comment - A real stunner Brian! The lovely old building set against the greenery and the wonderful sky make this a fabulous composition.

I will be visiting the Lakes Regions sometime in the spring of 2014. I hope I can manage a few shots that are ok
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances, it is a delightful little building isn't it. With your excellent photographic ability you will have no problems getting fine photos, it is all there just waiting for you to arrive.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Sep 2013, 00:55
Its cleverly sculpted yard is a delight, Brian...I would certainly let those landscapers work on my balcony garden.
Brian Walbey: Or conversely leave it just as it is, and just as nature intended Ray, just think what a playground the children had when this was a school.
It's a lovely old building Brian... built on a rugged hillside but she is standing plumb....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Isn't it lovely Peter, and what a school playground the children used to have.
What a beautiful little building, Brian! I love the rocky / grassy slope it's on!
Brian Walbey: Nice isn't it, and that rocky/grassy slope would have been the school playground I suppose.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2013, 05:38
A lovely name, Brian - I never thought about its meaning before
Brian Walbey: There was certainly a lot of cattle in the pastures nearby, plus of course sheep roaming here and there.
What a beautiful setting for this fine old building Brian.
Brian Walbey: Isn't it a fine place to have gone to school in times gone by.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2013, 07:15
A charming little hall
Brian Walbey: Delightful isn't it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2013, 07:46
Yes, a school with big windows - still well looked after! I wished a sheep would be lurking around the corner and call "Määäh, good morning, Philine!"
Brian Walbey: Lol. I think you would enjoy a visit to Buttermere Philine. BTW there were sheep about, just up the road by the little church, you can see both on Sunday.
  • Chad (Ridge)
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 13 Sep 2013, 08:17
Buttermere is a nice sounding name Brian and this is a charming dolls house.
Brian Walbey: Altogether a nice place to go Chad.
You can imagine past generations of kids with their slates trudging up here in all weathers.
Brian Walbey: Indeed you can Bill and what a lovely playground they had, none of that fenced in tarmac like most schools.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 13 Sep 2013, 09:56
A very pretty little building. I like that there are still old hitching posts.
Brian Walbey: It's lovely isn't it. I don't know what the posts are for, there are no fences round the building, although they do look like hitching posts.
Nice to see that it is still being put to good use, Brian. It would be a pity for such a charming structure to fall into disrepair.
Brian Walbey: Indeed it would Beverly. Apart from the public house this is probably the hub of the village social life.
I think there is a strong sense of community in each valley, Brian,a good thing too.
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more Frank, the social life will either be here or at The Fish I suspect.
I like this Brian, lots of character.
Brian Walbey: Yes nice little building isn't it.
Delightful Brian, such a beautiful setting smile
Brian Walbey: Must be one of the most attractively placed village halls in the country I should think.
What a charming structure Brian!
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just Richard, how good to see it is still there.
  • Aussie
  • halifax
  • 13 Sep 2013, 23:43
Lovely little building
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just, how good to see it is still there.

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