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Below you will find details about the current homes for sale at Dickinson Place Caravan Park in Allonby.
At first sight Allonby appears to be just one long straggly street with most of the houses on the landward side of the main road. If you make the effort though and get out of the car there are quite a few surprises. The village owes much of its development to the Quakers, many of whom lived here or had family connections.
During WWII the RAF were stationed at Silloth Air Fields. Apart from protecting the country one of their roles was to take aerial photographs of every square mile of the country. This would enable the ordinance survey maps to be developed.
The photograph shown above was taken in 1942. Revealing the village in the post war period. Land marks that are taken for granted today are yet to be constructed.
A modern day aerial view of Allonby is available online here. This site allows you to zoom in to see the area in more detail.
"discovered that the most delicious piece of sea-coast to be found within the limits of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands, all summed up together, was Allonby on the coast of Cumberland. There was the coast of Scotland opposite to Allonby, said Mr. Goodchild with enthusiasm; there was a fine Scottish mountain on that Scottish coast; there were Scottish lights to be seen shining across the glorious Channel, and at Allonby itself there was every idle luxury (no doubt) that a watering-place could offer to the heart of idle man"
"There were fine sunsets at Allonby when the low flat beach, with its pools of water and its dry patches, changed into long bars of silver and gold in various states of burnishing, and there were fine views - on fine days - of the Scottish coast."