I have spent 21 years collecting information on the war dead of my home town, this has been freely available on line for 12 years - 7 on this site, I have now been told that a book will be published whether I like it or not the author has chosen Keswick rather than all the other Cumbrian towns whose war dead have never been covered for reasons I cannot imagine other than the hard work has been done.

So there we have it in this the centenary of the start of WW1 our war dead have become of interest to authors and publishers who are in pursuit of their twenty pieces of silver.

As a result with regret my website will be no longer available as I truly believe the commemoration of our war dead should be not for profit, this whole episode has led me to walk away for good.