The Cumbria that Bragg commemorates, sometimes wryly, sometimes with intense devotion, centres on his home town of Wigton, which often appears as Thurston.Until recently, Bragg was regarded more as a TV presenter who wrote novels than as a major novelist in his own right.As a market town with just 5,000 inhabitants, Wigton might seem a surprising location for such drastic measures.
Civic pride is not lacking: there is a handsome memorial fountain in the market place and a number of notable 19th-century buildings.
Calls to local numbers beginning with 01, 02 and 03 numbers will incur standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles.
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The line of the Vallum (National Monument number 26122) of Hadrians Wall, dating from 128AD-130AD runs through the village.
No trace of the vallum is now visible within the village itself, however its earthworks are clearly visible in the fields to the east.
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They are set in Wigton and recapture in loving detail the texture of daily life there in the 1940s and 1950s. A landscape of contrasts - and sharp ones, at that.