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An evolving photo collection that attempts to capture the natural landscape and historical development of Coniston in the Lake District National Park.

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Coniston Photo Gallery
Coniston Photo Gallery
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Wetherlam and Low Water from the Old Man, Coniston
Low Water and Wetherlam from Coniston Old Man
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Wetherlam and Low Water from the Old Man, Coniston
Coniston Old Man
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Coniston Old Man
Coniston Old Man
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Coniston Water
Coniston Water
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Dow Crag from Coniston Old Man, Coniston
Dow Crag from Coniston Old Man
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Goat's Water and Dow Crag from the slopes of Coniston Old Man
Goat's Water and Dow Crag from Coniston Old Man
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Dow Crag from Coniston Old Man
Dow Crag from Coniston Old Man
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Wetherlam from Brim Fell, Coniston
Wetherlam from Brim Fell
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Levers Water, Coniston
Levers Water
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View from Coniston Old Man
Coniston Old Man
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Rainbow over the fields of Coniston
Rainbow, Coniston
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Coniston Water
Coniston Water
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Rowing boat on Coniston Water
Rowing boat, Coniston Water
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Tree reflections in Coniston Water
Reflections in Coniston Water
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Coppermines Valley, Coniston
Coppermines Valley, Coniston
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Coppermines Valley, Coniston
Coppermines Valley, Coniston
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Levers Waterfall, Levers Water
Levers Waterfall
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Levers Water, Coniston
Levers Water
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Levers Water, Coniston
Levers Water
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Coppermines Valley, Coniston
Coppermines Valley, Coniston
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Coppermines Valley, Coniston
Coppermines Valley, Coniston
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The Pudding Stone, Boulder Valley, Coniston
Pudding Stone
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Coniston Old Man from the northern end of Coniston Water
Coniston Old Man
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The Black Bull, Coniston (16th century)
The Black Bull, Coniston
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The Black Bull and Church Beck, Coniston
The Black Bull and Church Beck
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Simon's Nick copper mine workings, Coniston
Simon's Nick
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Miners' huts overlooking Levers Water and Coniston Water
Miners hut, Levers Water
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A 17th centyry fox trap overlooking Levers Water and Coniston Water
Fox trap (bield), Levers Water, Coniston
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The Sun Inn, Coniston (17th century)
The Sun Inn, Coniston
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Bonsor East Shaft wheel pit and buildings, Red Dell, Coniston Coppermines
Bonsor East Shaft: Wheel pit, Coniston Coppermines
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Bonsor East Shaft wheel pit and buildings, Red Dell, Coniston Coppermines
Bonsor East Shaft: Wheel pit, Coniston Coppermines
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Dixon Ground Farm, Coniston (1762)
Dixon Ground Farm
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St. Andrew's Church, Coniston: Built in 1819, replacing an earlier church of 1586. The grave of John Ruskin is in the churchyard.
St. Andrew's Church, Coniston
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Old Engine Shaft, Coniston Coppermines
Old Engine Shaft, Coniston Coppermines
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Old sluice gate, Coniston Coppermines
Old sluice gate, Coniston Coppermines
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The 19th century Miners Bridge over Church Beck, Coniston
Miners Bridge, Coniston
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Thriddle Incline beyond the Old Engine Shaft
Old Engine Shaft and Thriddle Incline, Coniston
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Disused copper mine workings, Coniston
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Memorial Seat, Coniston
Memorial Seat, Coniston
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Disused mine workings, Coniston
Coniston Copper Mines
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Drinking Fountain, Coniston
Coniston Drinking Fountain
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Brantwood. The home of John Ruskin 1871-1900
Brantwood, Coniston
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Disused mine workings, Coniston
Coniston copper mines
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The Sun Hotel, Coniston
The sun Hotel, Coniston
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Coniston Methodist Church
Coniston Methodist Church
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Yewdale Road, Coniston
Yewdale Road, Coniston
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The Yewdale Hotel, Coniston
Yewdale Hotel, Coniston
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Blue Slate Mine, Coniston
Blue Slate Mine, Coniston
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Blue Slate Mine, Coniston
Blue Slate Mine, Coniston
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Walkers admire the view of Seathwaite Tarn from the slopes of Coniston Old Man
Fell walkers look down on Seathwaite Tarn
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Waterfall abseiling, Church Beck, Coniston
Waterfall, Church Beck, Coniston
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Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
Coniston Powerboat Week
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Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
Coniston Powerboat Week
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Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
Coniston Powerboat Week
POWER BOAT RACING 01
Helical Technology's K777 at Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
K777 at Coniston Powerboat Week
POWERBOAT RACING 03
Ian Wright at Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
Coniston Powerboat Week
POWER BOAT RACING 02
Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
Coniston Powerboat Week
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Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
Coniston Powerboat Week
POWER BOAT RACING 05
Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
Coniston Power Boat Week
POWER BOAT RACING 06
Coniston Powerboat Week 2011
Coniston Power Boat Week 2011
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Anthony Gormley Statue, Coniston
Anthony Gormley Statue, Coniston
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View of The Old Man from Coniston Village
Coniston Village
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The Ruskin Museum, Coniston
Ruskin Museum, Coniston
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SIMON'S NICK

The tourist who ascends the noble mountain called the Old Man of Coniston may notice from the road approaching the copper mines, a narrow excavation, or niche, cut obliquely across the face of a rocky precipice high above the works. This is called by the people there, Simon’s Nick” so begins a tale of fairies related by A Craig Gibson he detailed in a lecture to the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire in 1858.

He told how a miner, named Simon, obtained, under the direction of fairies, large quantities of rich ore from that niche, to the great mystification of his neighbours who had not been able to find any trace of copper there. Simon underwent much questioning as to the source of his inscrutable success but, secrecy being part of his agreement with the fairies, he for a long time resisted all attempts to make him divulge it. Being, however, unhappily addicted to beer, one evening he violated this important condition of the contract and his good fortune at once ceased.

His bad luck grew worse and his life ended when a keg of gunpowder exploded, leaving his name to the singular-looking excavation that remains to attest the truth of his story

An extract taken from 'Strange Britain' by Alan Cleaver and Lesley Park: http://www.strangebritain.co.uk
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