Mardale has attained a mythical quality which still continues to fascinate the thousands of tourists who flock to its watery grave every year. They try to imagine what life was like in this charming lost valley. With the increasing number of dry summers visitors have been able to walk through the emerging ruins of the village.
Mardale Mysteries tells the story of this loss from the very first involvement when imagination told of church bells tolling beneath the deep waters to an intriguing walk back in time as the drought periods took place. It tells the story of how life evolved within the valley and the tragedy of dales folks losing their farms and homes. Linked with similar schemes elsewhere it takes the reader through the sad demolition of the very fabric of the valley.
Available December 2017