Uniform with the ‘Cumbrian Community’ series, this lavishly-illustrated book makes extensive use of full-colour printing; the many maps, drawings and photographs benefit from the new technology. The industrial systems at Hodbarrow and the ironworks are covered in detail, together with the Cumbrian Coat main line railway system from the Duddon to the Esk.
Written by Alan Atkinson about his hometown, the book covers the heyday of iron ore mining and smelting through to the demise of both the industry and the town on that fateful day in 1968 with the mine and the iron works closing.
This book has a wide appeal to those interested in industrial, railway and social history.
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