Some mentions in the newspapers
Penrith Observer – Tuesday 29 May 1888
There is also a right of Turbary upon an Allotment No. 1 on the Schedule and Plan to Sleddale Forest Incloser Award, containing 9a. Jr. 24p.The owner of the Wadshow Estate has also the liberty to use the Sheepfold and Wash-Dub in an Allotment called ” Quarry Ground,
Penrith Observer – Tuesday 01 April 1890
A Cartmel correspondent says :—At the annual sheep-washing, held three years ago, an event of no small importance with flockmasters, a farmer residing at Field Broughton had the misfortune to lose or mislay his silver watch, and, although every effort was made for its recovery,it was of no avail. Last week some children playing near the wash-dub found the watch, which, lucidly, is not much the worse for its enforced idleness.
Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer – Thursday 05 December 1901
Another hare was set off on edge of Black Moen, which took over Tottlebank land, over the Fell across the Low Sad beck to Black Moss, then across Tottlebank again, up by the Wash Fold, and away on the high side of the fell towards Birch Bank.
Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer – Thursday 12 June 1902
ANNUAL SHEEP WASHING – LAST WEEK, Poolside Haverigg was the scene of a great stir. The cause being the annual sheep washing. Messrs. Cleasby Brothers washed about 100 sheep and lambs, as did Messrs Mawson and Shepherd
Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer – Thursday 30 June 1904
By the kindness of Mr Victor Cavendish, M.P., the party were allowed the privilege of going through the grounds. Afterwards the party made their way over Holker Bank, through the lanepark, the Sheep Wash, and Seven Acres. Tea was afterwards supplied by Mrs Ayres.
Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer – Thursday 27 April 1905
TARN HOUSE. URSWICK. NOTICE.—Any Person found SHEEP WASHING or otherwise TRESPASSING on the above Property will be prosecuted. All former leave withdrawn. RI THOMPSON. Montbarrow.
Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer – Thursday 03 January 1907
Two years ago I purchased a ram lamb from a flock that had footrot. In fourteen days after its arrival it went lame. It was a clear case of the disease. I dressed it once (which is one of the secrets of success). This year a quantity of lame sheep, were washed at the dub the day before mine. Seventeen days afterwards one of my ewes was lame with the disease.
Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer – Thursday 13 June 1912
ACCIDENT TO A LOCAL FARMER. — A somewhat serious accident happened on Saturday evening last to a well-known local farmer, Mr. Thomas Lomas, of Dale Park. He was walking home from Oxen Park when seeing a timber waggon and three horses, (the property of Mr. Adam Dickinson, of Force Forge) in charge of Christopher Hudson, he asked him to give him a “lift.” For some reason at present unknown. some distance above the Sheep Wash, the horses bolted. Mr. Lomas endeavoured to stop them, but the reins were trailing on the ground, and although he shouted and tried to stop them, they kept on at a gallop. Seeing there was no chance of stopping them. Mr. Lomas jumped off, but, not getting out of the way quickly enough, the waggon wheel crashed against his left arm, and knocked him into the grass by the roadside.
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