Created 7-Jun-12
Modified 11-Jul-12
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The area around Backbarrow in South Cumbria is internationally important in the story of the iron industry. It was also a major manufacturer of ultramarine blue (ie the powder similar to dolly blue), gunpowder, charcoal and other woodland products. Contained in this Gallery is a selection of unique photographs from the Backbarrow, Greenodd, and Ulverston areas from the private Harvey Collection.

In addition to the photos there is a collection of documents, the entire collection is destined for a local Archive Record Office.

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Keywords:backbarrow, cumbria, greenodd, industrial archaeology, industrial history, lake district, lancashire, leven, rivers, ulverston

Brow Edge, 18th century mill cottages

Brow Edge, 18th century mill cottages

Leven estuary Greenodd

Leven estuary Greenodd

Brow Edge village

Brow Edge village

American Slavery Poster 1860

American Slavery Poster 1860

Brow Edge cottages

Brow Edge cottages

Backbarrow bridge and mill

Backbarrow bridge and mill

Brow Edge, Cottages and houses

Brow Edge, Cottages and houses

Backbarrow, industrial scene of valley

Backbarrow, industrial scene of valley

Backbarrow, mill and houses from distance

Backbarrow, mill and houses from distance

Backbarrow, mill and houses

Backbarrow, mill and houses

Backbarrow, mill and weir

Backbarrow, mill and weir

Greenodd railway viaduct downstream view

Greenodd railway viaduct downstream view

Backbarrow, mill and workers tenement houses, and weir

Backbarrow, mill and workers tenement houses, and weir

Backbarrow, 18th century mill cottages Brow Edge Road

Backbarrow, 18th century mill cottages Brow Edge Road

Backbarrow, portable saw mill

Backbarrow, portable saw mill

Besom makers

Besom makers

Greenodd Railway viaduct being dismantled colour

Greenodd Railway viaduct being dismantled colour

Greenodd railway viaduct from river

Greenodd railway viaduct from river

Greenodd Railway Viaduct from Greenodd side

Greenodd Railway Viaduct from Greenodd side

Greenodd, Railway viaduct showing village

Greenodd, Railway viaduct showing village