A welcome break from hunting U-Boats
(Top): Cockermouth, Cumberland (c. 1938)
Brewery, Castle and confluence of the Rivers Derwent & Cockermouth
(Middle): Crummock Water and the fells near Melbreak (c.1938)
(Bottom): Ennerdale Water and fells (c. 1938)
During a wartime goodwill visit to Cockermouth and the surrounding district some of the crew of ‘HMS Melbreak’ took part in a fox hunt with the local Melbreak Foxhounds. The traditional hunting area of the Melbreak Pack mainly covers the area in the vicinity of Crummock, Buttermere and Ennerdale.
The photographs above, taken shortly before WW2, show views of Cockermouth, Crummock and Ennerdale. For the 14 crew members of 'HMS Melbreak' who visited this area of West Cumberland at the end of October 1944 hunting foxes was a welcome break from hunting German U-Boats.
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