|placename:-||Wasdale Head Inn|
Nether Wasdale parish, once
Wasdale Head Inn -- Wasdale Head -- Wasdale -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- Innsign. -- 11.5.2006
Wasdale Head Inn -- Wasdale Head -- Wasdale -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- 11.5.2006
Jenkinson 1875 B
|Guide book, Jenkinson's Smaller Practical Guide to Carlisle, Gilsland, Roman Wall and Neighbourhood, by Henry Irwin Jenkinson, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875 edn 1884?|
|Advertisements for Daniel Tyson, Wastwater Hotel, Wasdale Head, Cumberland, ... published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875 edn 1884?|
|Adverts p.18 at the back of Jenkinson's Smaller Practical Guide to Carlisle, Gilsland, Roman Wall and Neighbourhood.|
|person:-||innkeeper : Tyson, Daniel|
|period:-||19th century, late; 1880s|
|Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.|
|... the stranger exclaims that he should like to spend a whole summer here, to explore all the ways among the mountains. Several gentlemen have spent weeks together at Ritson's farm-house, at the dale head, where there are clean beds, and farm-house fare in plenty and perfection. ...|
|person:-||: Ritson, Mr|
|period:-||19th century, late; 1850s|
|Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.|
|Photograph, halftone print, Will Ritson, Wasdale Head Inn, Nether Wasdale, Cumberland, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.|
|Included on p.205 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.|
|person:-||innkeeper : Ritson, Will|
|period:-||19th century, late|
|Wasdale Head Inn -- Wasdale Head -- Wasdale -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- Plaque by door:- -- 'MOUNTAIN RESCUE COMMITTEE / RESCUE POST' -- 11.5.2006|
A plaque on the inn states that it was the home of Will
Ritson 1808-90, who as landlord related many tall stories.
He has a reputation as Cumberland's greatest liar. The
Biggest Liar in the World Competition has been held here
annually, from 1974, on the 3rd Thursday in November.
Will Ritson won his reputation with a story of crossing his hounds with eagles to produce faster beasts.
More recenetly Joss Naylor told of crossing Herdwick sheep with Kangaroos, the sheeparoo lambs were safe from foxes in their mother's pouch.
|Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013|