Cumbria’s Industrial Past


136 pages

Colour throughout

ISBN 978 1 9997049 0 2


Publication date 14.10.17





Cumbria’s Industrial Past is an illustrated guide to the many industries that have been active over the years in what is now Cumbria.

The photos in the book have been carefully selected from the many thousands taken by Mike Davies-Shiel from the 1960s to the turn of the century, and include the notes he made about them. Click here to find out more about the collection.

The text of each chapter has been written by members of the Cumbria Industrial History Society as an introduction to that industry. Click here to find out more about the CIHS.

Cumbria’s Industrial Past is available from bookshops throughout Cumbria, at meetings of the Society (listed here), or by post from the CIHS Secretary at  Low Ludderburn, Cartmel Fell, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3PD. Cheques for £25 + £5 p&p should be made payable to the “CIHS MDS Project”