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The Radical Steps
The "Radical Steps" in Kirkby Lonsdale lead down from the churchyard of St Mary's Church down to the banks of the River Lune, near Ruskin's View. The steps were built in 1820 for Dr Francis Pearson, who had a reputation as a political radical, to divert the existing public footpath that ran through his garden! at There was a lot of opposition to the building of steps, which thereafter became locally known as the "Radical Steps".
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