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Recently, we asked Rathmell artist and photographer Margaret Swift if she had any photos of Rathmell in Winter, and she sent us these lovely pictures of a snow-bound village.

If you have new or old photos of any aspect of the area that we could add to the site and its gallery, please get in touch! Equally, if you write, paint, draw, research, study, detect or collect anything of local interest, if you approve or disapprove of aspects of the village and surroundings, or if you’ve got a good idea you’d like to share on the website, we’d be very happy to hear from you.


  • Red white and blue flowers for the Jubilee – get planting!

    To celebrate the Jubilee, it has been suggested that Rathmell gardeners and window-boxers might like to plant red, white and blue flowers all set to burst into bloom over the first weekend of June. There’ll be a certain amount of…


  • Village resources – an embryonic idea

    Phil Simnett (Gooselands’ snapper of repute) recently mentioned that he would be happy to be contacted by neighbours keen to avail themselves of his photographic skills, for free. Which is exceptionally kind of him, of course. Then, separately, in a…


  • Upcoming events at the Reading Room

    Covid… it does get in the way a bit, doesn’t it? After the safety-first postponement of RRR indoor events before Christmas, we’re going to try our luck again on Saturday 19th February WITH AN EVENING OF LIVE MUSIC FROM RONNIE…


  • Reading Room Christmas Party postponed

    The Christmas party, originally planned for Dec 18th, has been postponed because of the greater risk posed by the new covid variant and its rapid spread. We think we’ll rearrange Christmas for sometime in Summer 2022, so prepare to deck…


  • Christmas tree festival at Holy Trinity

    Gooselands aperture-master Phil Simnett kindly sent us a few photos of the beautiful Christmas tree festival at Rathmell Church. I promised Phil I’d also let you all know that “if anyone in the village wants something specific photographing I would…



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