Tourist Tales

Our topic for the Summer term this year is called 'Tourist Tales' and focuses on how tourism first began in the Lake Distict.
To start things off, we went on a trip to Keswick where we learned about the story of Joseph Pocklington and Peter Crosthwaite (with the help of some excellent local actors). These two characters were prominent figures in Keswick in the late 1700s, encouraging people to visit the area to see Crosthwaite's museum and Pocklington's grand regatta on Derwentwater.
After learning about their lives, we also went on to see the famous Bowder Stone (again, made famous by Joseph Pocklington) before visiting the town's pencil museum.
Since our visit, we have been learning more about the history of local tourism and have seen many pieces of documentary evidence first hand at Carlisle Archive Centre. Later in the term, we hope to return to the Lakes to visit Dove Cottage and to see how modern tourism has developed since the 1700s.
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