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Life & Times of Blencathra & Mungrisdale

posted 17 Apr 2018, 06:12 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 06:12 ]

Sunday May 6th & Monday 7th 11am - 4pm

Mungrisdale Village Hall

Free Entry


Bring family & friends

To see past times of

Village life in Mungrisdale


Tombola in aid of

Keswick Mountain Rescue


Mungrisdale WI will

supply refreshments

11am - 4pm on both days


A look at the Village of Mungrisdale and the surrounding fells including Blencathra (Saddleback), Bannerdale, Bowscale, Carrock and Souther Fell.


Includes historical information from the past 100 years.

Prince Charles visits Low Beckside Farm in Mungrisdale.

posted 27 Mar 2018, 14:44 by Steve Woolley

EE Announces Broadband Trial Offer within the Northern Fells Area

posted 14 Jan 2018, 01:49 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 14 Jan 2018, 06:09 ]

EE is now in a position to offer 50 to 100 local households the opportunity to receive a 4G superfast broadband service at a discounted introductory 18 month price.


Anyone who wishes to take up this offer should express their interest by sending an e-mail including their name and e-mail address to


EE will then send out a simple survey to allow it to assess the suitability of each location for acceptance on the trial.


When accepted the package will include the following, based on signing up for a 18 month contract: -


·        Free antennae & router and free installation (saving £100).

·        Free service on selected tariff for 3 months.

·        Service then reverts to purchased service for the remaining 15 months of the contract.


The tariff bands are:

·        10Gb - £25 per month

·        50Gb - £35 per month

·        100Gb - £45 per month

·        200Gb - £60 per month


We appreciate that the first band may not be enough for most people but are assured that these prices have just been reduced significantly, and cannot be compared with landline broadband prices as the infrastructure costs are very different.


Once accepted and signed up for the trial, a voucher code for a router would be issued, and once this has been received the installation can be booked. The 18 month contract will commence when the router is received.


It is expected that the total time from providing a EE with your contact details to the installation of the equipment will be less than 2 weeks.


Current users of EE with old kit will be able to obtain an antennae and new router installed free of charge. They can then simply swap over their old SIM card into the new router. There will be no additional discount and they will continue with their current contract.


Anyone who doesn’t want the service but wishes to comment can also provide feedback to the e-mail address. Feedback will be welcomed.


For more advice please feel free to contact one of the Northern Fells Broadband representatives:-


Bob Clarke

01768 779 315

Paul Doherty

07748 640 191

Mal Hilton

01697 476 955

Steve Woolley

01768 779 678

Mungrisdale Footbridge Reconstruction 2017

posted 27 Nov 2017, 12:15 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 28 Nov 2017, 13:50 ]

Thanks to Chris Evans for the photographs of the reconstruction work carried out in the Autumn of 2017.

This footbridge replaces the previous one which was washed away by Storm Desmond in 2015.

Check out the new Mungrisdale Village Hall Facebook Page

posted 24 Jan 2017, 14:16 by Steve Woolley

Why not check out the new Mungrisdale Village Hall Facebook page at


By liking the page you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news and events.

Mungrisdale Royal High Tea - A Right Royal "Do"

posted 26 May 2016, 01:39 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 16 Jun 2016, 08:03 ]

Mungrisdale was decked out with bunting and flags on Saturday 11th June as the village celebrated the Queen’s Official 90th Birthday with a “Right Royal High Tea”.

The inside of the Village Hall was set out as a grand street party and the tables were decorated in red, white and blue. The food brought in by the community looked enough to feed the whole of the Queen’s Army! The atmosphere was enhanced by live music provided by Chris and Peter Crofts and Ailsa Dunmur, usually known as the Reunion Band.

The children of the parish were encouraged to enter a competition for the best home made Crown and the judges, Chris Evans and Anne Edwards presented Lewis Wilson (pictured below) with the first prize for his splendid Crown, but all the entrants were given a runner-up prize.

The raffle on the evening raised over £150 for the Great North Air Ambulance. It was an evening to remember – in stark contrast to the event six months earlier when Storm Desmond washed away the Village car park.

"M" Factor is a great success

posted 6 Feb 2016, 08:32 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 6 Mar 2016, 08:32 ]

Thanks to a lot of hard work by everyone involved "M" Factor was a great success and was a sell out!

Trevor Green Hosting the Night
Mungrisdale WI
Mungrisdale Writers
Mike Bohling takes over as the MC
St Kentigern's Church Production
Chris Hockley and his amazing flea
Pete and Andrew - just Sisters!!
Mungrisdale Village Hall Committee
The Yoga Club
David Huxley takes over as the final MC
Mike and Trevor - PC gone mad!
Mungrisdale Reelers in a spin

Mungrisdale Village Hall Celebrates 10 Years

posted 3 Apr 2015, 06:38 by Mung Mungrisdale   [ updated 3 Apr 2015, 07:11 ]

Over 120 Mungrisdale residents, regular users and council officials came together for prosecco and nibbles on Sunday March 22nd to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the new Mungrisdale Village Hall.

The current Chairman of the Management Committee Alan Bird paid tribute to present and past members of the committee, together with the Hall’s Trustees, for all their foresight and hard work in ensuring the on-going success of this great facility situated at the heart of Mungrisdale village. He also thanked the chairman of the old hall committee Ernie Teasdale for instigating the idea of a new hall. He then cut two ceremonial cakes to mark the event.

The hall is very well used by local residents and groups, as well as external groups such as GPS Training and the RAF Mountain Rescue service. It has also proved to be a very successful venue for wedding receptions and other special celebrations.

If you are interested in discussing making a booking, please call Anne Manger on 017684 84435.


Lesley Smith Retires after almost 28 Years Service

posted 22 Mar 2015, 00:21 by Mung Mungrisdale   [ updated 6 Apr 2015, 14:01 ]

Mungrisdale Parish Council would like to thank Lesley Smith for her service on the Parish Council. The councilors presented her with a lovely bouquet of flowers to thanks her for all her hard work at her last Council meeting on Monday 9th March.

Lesley came onto the PC on June 8th 1987 and became Chairman on May 19th 2003 until she resigned the chair on May 9th 2011 after 8 years.

Lesley will not be standing again this year,and cease to be a councilor on May 18th 2015, having been on Mungrisdale Parish Council for just 1 month short of 28 years. A truly amazing length of service to the local community.

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