11-02-2011, 09:06 PM
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@LadyNeigh - First, let me wish your horses well and safe from such thievery. I can't possibly imagine how devastated I would be if I were to lose my beloved mare!
As for the inquiry about the Cumbrian area, your post caught my eye immediately, as I have traced my husband's family name to that area - "Askam", derived from the town or province of "Askham" which was the name of a Lord, apparantly with history dating back to the thirteenth century.....
I also greatly admire Beatrix Potter, and have read her biography and viewed a tremendous movie based on her life. It is made clear that 1000's of acres of the Lake District still exist due to her wonderful vision and forethought in buying it.
I would be thrilled to learn more of your area, and thank you.
Back to the horses..... I truly hope the thieves are caught and given due punishment!