|BC466||Post & Go Lakes - Freshwater Life 2, Bureau stamps, unsigned (Grasmere postmark)||£18.50||Buy Now|
|BC466B||Post & Go Lakes - Freshwater Life 2, Machine stamps, unsigned (Cumbria postmark)||£20.00||Buy Now|
|BC466BS||Post & Go Lakes - Freshwater Life 2, Machine stamps, signed Julia Bradbury (Cumbria postmark)||£30.00||Buy Now|
|BC466S||Post & Go Lakes - Freshwater Life 2, Bureau stamps, signed Julia Bradbury (Grasmere postmark)||£30.00||Buy Now|
|BC466S2||Post & Go Lakes - Freshwater Life 2, Bureau stamps, signed by Rick Stein (Grasmere postmark)||£30.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 25/06/2013
Issue Name: Post & Go Lakes - Freshwater Life 2
Producer: Buckingham Covers
On 25th June 2013 Royal Mail issued it's second set of Freshwater Life stamps. To commemorate this event we produced this stunning cover. The second series focuses on British lakes and features the Perch, the European Eel, the Crucian Carp, the Cadis-fly Larva, the Arctic Char and the Common Toad. This cover is available signed by Julia Bradbury or Rick Stein CBE.
Post & Go British Lakes - A Short History
There is a trick question which goes "How many Lakes are there in the Lake District?" Some will answer 16 or 17, but the "correct" answer is just one, Bassenthwaite Lake, because all the other are waters, meres or tarns. The Lake District forms the largest National Park in England and although it is one of the most popular holiday centres in Britain, it also provides great habitats for wildlife and plants.
From fish to underwater plants, birds to otters, the lakes are a nationally important place for wildlife. It is home to wintering birds like goldeneye and tufted duck, there is a wide range of large aquatic and under water plants such as six-stamened waterwort, water lobelia, white water lily and pondweed. There is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Low Wray Bay on Windermere where undisturbed sediments provide a record of changes over the last 20 000 years.
Soft shores and stony shores provide the right conditions for a huge range of plant communities from underwater plants, to reedy fringes, to wet woodland to dry oak woods.
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Julia Bradbury is an English television presenter, employed by the BBC and ITV, specialising in documentaries and consumer affairs. She is most recognised for co-presenting the BBC One programme Countryfile with Matt Baker from 2004 until 2014.
Christopher Richard "Rick" Stein CBE is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter.