Cumbria Life team and contributors

Editorial, Advertising and CN Specialist

Contributors


MAGAZINES PUBLISHER
Chris Turford
Tel: 01228  612335

Hunter Davies
Hunter Davies
A prolific author, journalist and broadcaster who went to Grammar School in Carlisle, Hunter’s many books include the only authorised biography of The Beatles. For 30 years he and his wife had a home in Loweswater.

Mary Ingham
ARTS EDITOR
Mary Ingham
Tel: 07815 205953

Stuart MaconieStuart Maconie
Stuart Maconie Writer and broadcaster Stuart co-presents Radcliffe & Maconie on BBC Radio 6 Music. His bestselling books include Pies and Prejudice and his latest is Pie at Night. He lives in Birmingham and near Penrith.


ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Michaela Robinson-Tate
Tel: 07824 303530

Caz GrahamCaz Graham
Columnist Caz is a radio reporter and presenter often found talking to farmers on BBC Radio 4. She grew up on a farm near Carlisle and lives in south Cumbria with a fell running husband, two children and three cats.

Jonathan Nagle
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
Jonathan Nagle
Tel: 01228 612270
Mobile: 07939 661999

Will Smith
Will Smith
Brought up in Suffolk, Will shares his native roots with the Victorian founder of the bookshop where he works, Grasmere’s Sam Read Bookseller. When not bookselling, Will has a parallel life as an academic.

Margaret Winder
ACCOUNT MANAGER
Margaret Winder
Tel: 01228 612315
Mobile: 07824 303520

Sue Allan
Sue Allan
Born and bred in the county, longstanding Cumbria Life contributor Sue has worked in local radio and TV and in the arts. Today she writes for magazines and performs and researches Cumbrian folk music.

Stephen Grimshaw
ACCOUNT MANAGER
Stephen Grimshaw
Tel: 01228 612273
Mobile: 07764 657287

Vivienne Crow
Vivienne Crow
Award-winning freelance writer and photographer, Vivienne Crow specialises in the outdoors. Our walks writer, she is a regular contributor to magazines and is the author of more than a dozen walking and travel guides.

Ruth Boak
ACCOUNT MANAGER
Ruth Boak

Tony Greenbank
Tony Greenbank
An expert on Lakeland life, Tony has been a freelance journalist and photographer for over 50 years. An experienced climber, he made several first ascents in the Lakes and was one of the county’s first Outward Bound instructors.

Claire Sherwen
CONTENT DEVELOPMENT EDITOR
Claire Sherwen
Tel: 01228  612689

Tom Attwood
Tom Attwood
Garden columnist and nursery owner Tom trained at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He was head gardener at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, and at Gresgarth Hall near Lancaster.

Sara Valentin
PRODUCTION EDITOR
Sara Valentin

Maureen Whitemore
Maureen Whitemore
Our interiors expert owns Whitemore & Thwaytes interiors in Penrith. She has been in the interiors design trade for nearly 50 years and is on the Board of the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers.

Anthony Ferguson
DEPUTY PRODUCTION EDITOR
Anthony Ferguson

Steven Doherty
Steven Doherty
Steven was the first British chef to lead a three Michelinstarred restaurant. He and his wife Marj formerly ran the First Floor Café at Lakeland, Windermere. The restaurant consultant is chairman of judges of the Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards.

Alison Turnbull

EDITORIAL DESIGNERS
Alison Turnbull

 

 

 

Olivia Hodgson

WRITER/RESEARCHER
Olivia Hodgson
Tel: 01228 612652

Simon Thomas
Simon Thomas
Artisan baker Simon of Staff of Life in Kendal writes a baking column. Simon lives in Kendal with his wife Julie and son Joe. He was born in Penrith and grew up in Warcop. He was educated at Appleby Grammar School

 

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Phil Rigby
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Phil Rigby