Personal Information

Name

David Ramshaw

Address

13 Beaver Road

Town

Carlisle

County

Cumbria

Postcode

CA2 7PS

Telephone

01228543302

Mobile Telephone Number

07880727565

Email Address

dave@p3publications.com

Website(s)

http://www.p3publications.com

Specialist Activities

Writer and publisher of local books (mainly about Cumbria),
Hill walking, local history, cycling, photography, astronomy.

Specialist Areas

Hill walking – English Lakes – Scotland – Wales – The Alps – The Tatra (Poland, Slovakia), Greece (Halkidiki), Majorca, Western Australia, New Zealand (South Island).

Cycle touring – Great Britain – Holland, Germany, France.

Professional Details

Short Biography

Taught Physics, Electronics for 31 years in secondary school (Head of Dept), took early retirement to devote more time to writing, researching, hill walking etc.

Professional Activities

Writer, public speaker on local history, occasional TV appearances re- Cumbria local history. “Gretna munitions” (History channel), “Out and about” (Eric Robson); Carlisle Canal.

Recent Publications

The English Lakes Book 5: Walking west of Buttermere, including the hills north of Whinlatter (April 2004),
The Carlisle Floods (Jan.2005), Victor (a historical novel) (October 2005),
The Lakeland Ospreys (March 2007),
Wetheral & Great Corby, an illustrated history (October 2008), Halkidiki Walking, 20 walks in the green garden of Greece (second edition completely revised) (January 2009), The Cockermouth Floods (November 2009), The Keswick and Workington Floods (November 2009).

Awards

Lakeland Book of the Year Awards,
highly commended (1998), Tullie House Prize, “Carlisle Navigation Canal”
winner (1999), Border Television Prize “Carlisle Citadel Station”
Runner up (2006) Hunter Davis Prize -“The Carlisle Floods.” (2nd out of 53 entries).

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