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nominated by: Antoinette Fawcett

The whole of Millom is associated with Norman Nicholson (1914 - 1987). Not only can you take tea in his former house, 14 St George's Terrace, which is now a café and Health Food Shop, you can also visit St George's Church and see the wonderful memorial window and reflect on Nicholson's life by his gravestone in the graveyard, wander through the Nature Reserve, the site of the former Ironworks, see a sculpture by Josefina de Vasconcelos, Nicholson's friend, on the beach at Haverigg, the nearby seaside village, and visit the Folk Museum, which has an exhibition on Nicholson's life and work. Montagu Slater, the librettist of Britten's opera 'Peter Grimes' also came from Millom. And Ted Fisher, Ted Hughes' English teacher, was a Millom man too.

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