Talk

Armitt Talk Series 2024: An Illustrated History of the Borrowdale Wad Mine with Mark Hatton

26 March 2024
14:00 - 15:30
£5

Armitt Talk Series 2024: An Illustrated History of the Borrowdale Wad Mine with Mark Hatton

The Borrowdale Wad Mine was famous as the richest, purest and most strategically important Graphite Mine in the world. The mine made a fortune for its owners and arguably helped Britain become the nation with the strongest military force in the 18th & 19th centuries. And in the 19th century it allowed the Pencil factories of Keswick to produce the finest products much prized internationally. But during the 20th century the mine and it’s fascinating history was largely forgotten. This talk aims to bring that history back to life.

About the Speaker

Mark is a member of CATMHS, the Cumbria Mining History Society, and has been actively exploring, researching and presenting on the mining heritage of The Lake District for many years.

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