The route through the valley took us past some lovely cottages and farms. And, according to the local news about 50 homes (that's about all of them) in Duddon Valley will loose their broadband connection in June. The area was connected in 2008 at a cost of £500,000 but Cable and Wireless now considers it to be "not commercially viable". So, despite the government pledging that by 2015, 90% of homes in Britain will have access to the internet, somewhere that has already had half a million pound spent on having it installed, is getting it taken away.
Well, this just confirms my thoughts that the world really has gone mad.