The Lake District is one of Britain's most popular tourist gems, nestled at the heart of the North West. The villages and mountains have been an inspiration for writers, artists and climbers over the centuries, from Wordsworth and Coleridge, to Beatrix Potter and Ruskin. Throughout this period the Lakeland villages, including Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick, have grown and developed and the lives of locals have changed as the area has opened up to visitors, aided by the introduction of the railway and motor vehicles.
Lake District: The Postcard Collection takes the reader on a nostalgic journey into the villages, mountains and landscapes through a selection of old postcards which offer a fascinating window into this beautiful area of the country.
Billy F.K. Howorth is Lancashire native, he was born in Blackburn and grew up in Morecambe. Billy studied at the University of Bradford where he gained his degree in Archaeology. He has gone on to teach and lecture around the North West on various archaeological and historical subjects. He can be found giving talks to local groups, societies and museums, as well as teaching courses and undertaking consultancy work. He is also the manager of Carnforth Bookshop, one of the largest independent bookshops in the North West.