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2015 - at Lowther


The Lonsdale Battalion of the Border Regiment

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities in First World War please see the new timeline/chronology from September 1914 to May 1915 of the formation of the Lonsdale Battalion of the Border Regiment as compiled by David Bowcock (former Assistant County Archivist, Carlisle).


To go directly to the Timeline just click on the link Lonsdale Battalion Timeline.pdf, or navigate through our 'Lowther' Tab to the Timeline which sits within the Archivists Blog, where there are also links to the "Lonsdale Battalion History of Subjects" and the final version of the database of "other ranks" mentioned in the Battalion archive.


Whilst on this page enjoy reading about the many facets to the Lowther Family and the diversity of the Lowther Estate through the ages.



Events
Born Survivor - 4 April 2015

A military style obstacle course over 10k, designed by British Marine Commando's, a hardcore test of character, teamwork and valour.  If you dare take on this adventure you will need courage, determination and a stiff upper lip to conquer the challenge, team work is encouraged.  A great day that you will never forget!  For more details see website www.born-survivor.com



Kendal Calling - 30 July - 2 August 2015

Winner of best small music festival 2010 and 2011 and best medium festival 2013, recently awarded 'Attitude is Everything' Silver Award.  This music festival goes from strength to strength, set in the stunning Lowther Deer Park. We look forward to seeing you there!  For more details www.kendalcalling.co.uk



Lowther Show - 15 & 16 August 2015

A showcase of countryside living.  Lowther Horse Carriage Driving Trials, Gundog Championship, top class main arena acts, demonstrations, local exhibition stands for visitors to indulge and experience, a great family Event.  For more details see website www.countrymanfairs.co.uk



Lowther Castle

Head gardener Martin Ogle starts the planting in the ruins of the Castle.  Dan Pearson created an overall master plan for the gardens to give a mixture of revelation, restoration and design of new gardens for the future.  Over 2000 perennials will be planted to the East Side of the Castle, trees and shrubs will provide the structural planting, while roses, wisteria and jasmine will scramble through the gothic style windows.

The Coach House Cafe is open everyday apart from Christmas Day and offers a full range of menus to suit all tastes.

Events at the Castle include a Children's Book Fair in February and a Launch Party in March to re-open the gardens for the summer season.  March also sees an Easter Egg Hunt, June a Theatre Production and more Events are planned throughout the year.  For further details see website www.lowthercastle.org