Welcome to the first newsletter of the Rusland Horizons Trust!
Read Part 1 (what we've been doing!)
Read Part 2 (looking forward - planned events (including the Big Xmas Bash on 1st Dec - hold the date!)
Pictured above is our recently published book on field-names: 'What's in a Name: Re-discovering the field-names of Rusland Valley and Fells'.
It is a coffee-table format book, full of magnificent colour illustrations from the beautiful old maps the Mapped Histories group have unearthed. The opening chapters tell you about the cultural history of Rusland and its field-names and also how the authors went about collecting the old names from a variety of sources. The remaining chapters take each of the centres of population in the Rusland Valley and Fells and identify some of the interesting and unusual names, providing an explanation or interpretation for each name, alongside the old maps. (The full set of 2500 field-names we have discovered so far is available on our Explore Map page).
It is a Here's how you can go about getting a copy! It can be bought:
The price is £17.50 (£16.00 for RHT members via options 2 and 3) and, if you want us to post it to you, it will be an additional £3.00 for the postage.
Had you thought that it would make an ideal Christmas present for those hard-to-buy-for friends and relatives. Or simply treat yourself!