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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
9 Jun 2003

Carlisle is the north-westernmost town in England, a very, very long way from the fleshpots of London (usually well over four hours by train, thanks to the vagaries of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin West Coast line). I grew up in a village of 45 people just along the Roman wall from Carlisle and return regularly to my roots.

Every few…