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Published on Sep 21, 2012
Askham is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 360. It is situated in the eastern edge of the Lake District National Park, about 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Penrith. Nearby are the remains of Lowther Castle, the site of the annual Lowther Show, a three day event of country pursuits.
Many public houses, such as the 'Punch Bowl', have old beams with splits in them where coins are forced 'for luck'. This practice may be linked to examples, called 'Wish Trees', often Hawthorns which are traditionally linked with fertility, as in 'May Blossom'.
This video features views around Askham, including the streets, buildings, houses, pubs, and very traditional architecture. It shows common land areas including a sloping village green, gardens, a pond and farm animals including pigs.