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Flimby is a small 'industrial' community on the west coast of Cumbria. Much of the former coalmining and other industrial areas have now been reclaimed. Hidden in the woodland of Flimby Woods are several coal mines, colliery railways and inclines, and most important of all (and hard to find) is the Flimby Iron Furnace dating to around the 1st quarter of the 18th century. The photos were taken 2018 during a field trip of the Cumbria Industrial History Society.

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Keywords:coal, collieries, cumbria, flimby, iron furnaces, ironworks, lakes, mining, pollution, railway, reservoirs, tramways, water, woodland

HRS 9317 Flimby, Watergate Colliery water pumping shaft

HRS 9317 Flimby, Watergate Colliery water pumping shaft

HRS 9319 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, ochrey water discharge point close up L1170487

HRS 9319 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, ochrey water discharge point close up L1170487

HRS 9320 Flimby, Watergate Colliery Atlas A, L1170486

HRS 9320 Flimby, Watergate Colliery Atlas  A,  L1170486

HRS 9318 Flimby, Watergate Colliery ochrey water discharge L1170486

HRS 9318 Flimby, Watergate Colliery ochrey water discharge L1170486

HRS 9321 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, possible stonework for fanhouse L1170489

HRS 9321 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, possible stonework for fanhouse L1170489

HRS 9330 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, fan house access ports L1170499

HRS 9330 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, fan house access ports L1170499

HRS 9322 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, access port to fanhouse underside L1170490

HRS 9322 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, access port to fanhouse underside L1170490

HRS 9323 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, access port to fanhouse underside L1170491

HRS 9323 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, access port to fanhouse underside L1170491

HRS 9324 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, supposed Waddle fan house L1170492

HRS 9324 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, supposed Waddle fan house L1170492

HRS 9325 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, stonework of supposed fan house L1170493

HRS 9325 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, stonework of supposed fan house L1170493

HRS 9326 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, internal wall of fan house L1170494

HRS 9326 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, internal wall of fan house L1170494

HRS 9327 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, shaft and supposed fan house on rt L1170495

HRS 9327 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, shaft and supposed fan house on rt L1170495

HRS 9328 Flimby, Watergate Colliery fan house wall stonework L1170497

HRS 9328 Flimby, Watergate Colliery fan house wall stonework L1170497

HRS 9329 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, Fanhouse wall L shaft on rt L1170498

HRS 9329 Flimby, Watergate Colliery, Fanhouse wall L shaft on rt L1170498

HRS 9331 Flimby Iron Furnace L7720045

HRS 9331 Flimby Iron Furnace L7720045

HRS 9332 Flimby Furnace L7720046

HRS 9332 Flimby Furnace L7720046

HRS 9334 Flimby Furnace, east side presumed tuyere portal L7720050

HRS 9334 Flimby Furnace, east side presumed tuyere portal L7720050

HRS 9335 Flimby Furnace, east side arch interior L7720052

HRS 9335 Flimby Furnace, east side arch interior L7720052

HRS 9333 Flimby Furnace, collapsed spoilt in beck next to furnace L7720047

HRS 9333 Flimby Furnace, collapsed spoilt in beck next to furnace L7720047

HRS 9336 Flimby Furnace beck remains of iron wheel L7720053

HRS 9336 Flimby Furnace beck remains of iron wheel L7720053