This film, part of our series on the history of Cumbria on DVD, tells the fascinating story of Lakeland in the old days, capturing the atmosphere of what life was really like many decades ago: the poverty, the pack-horses and stage coaches and the coming of the railway. There are also the industries like the bobbin mills and charcoal burning that have gone forever.
Find out about the early tourists and the sort of accommodation that was waiting for them. There is the story of the Lakes themselves and the elegant age of steamboats in Edwardian times. There are touching pictures of Mardale, the village that was drowned to make way for the Haweswater reservoir. If you ever wanted to know about the Lake District of the past then this DVD will take you on a fascinating journey back in time.
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