The Lake District at Work
- The Lake District at Work
- Past and Present
- by J.D.Marshall & M.Davies-Shiel
- The English Lake District's magnificent scenery is not its only heritage. The region cannot be understood without some study of the occupations that dalesmen have followed over the generations. Primitive iron making, water-powered industries, the woollen industry and the trades served by the local coppice woods - tanneries, bobbin and gunpowder mills, basket and hoop makers - are all shown here.
- Some of the remains are in excitingly remote and beautiful spots; others are in Whitehaven or Maryport, towns which have much to offer the visitor who will leave the usual tourist tracks. Railways, quarries, mines and mills have played their part, and many a modest stone building has been used for some industrial purpose; the craftsman's hand is seen in rusting water wheels, in walls and bridges. This book opens the eye to a much greater understanding of a deeply interesting part of Britain.
- 112 pages, 1971, Case bound, 7½" x 9¾"
- ISBN-10 0715351044
- Pre-Owned, excellent, previous owner's signature on flysheet
- David & Charles Publications