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A series of images from the personal collection of Ron Mein who was brought up in the Backbarrow and Leven Valley area of Cumbria. The area is signficant in the history of science and technology because of its association with ironmaster John Wilkinson and iron smelting, gunpowder manufacture, charcoal burning, potash burning and the famous 'Blue Works' where ultramarine was manufactured. The images are all the Copyright of Ronald Mein at wwww.levenvalleyhistory.co.uk.
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Keywords:backbarrow, blue works, charcoal, cumbria, gunpowder, haverthwaite, industrial heritage, iron, ironmaster, lake district, leven, leven valley, mein, potash, ron mein, ultramarine, wilkinson

Low Wood boiler house 1998

Low Wood boiler house 1998

Low Wood boiler house 1997

Low Wood boiler house 1997

Stone preparation at Bouth

Stone preparation at Bouth

Haverthwaite, Runaway train 1932

Haverthwaite, Runaway train 1932

Low Wood Gunpowder Works 2004

Low Wood Gunpowder Works 2004

Guestbook for Ron Mein Collection, Leven Valley & Backbarrow