Heavy armament production tested the capacity of the Barrow Works to its limit and shortages of skilled labour in a town with no industrial hinterland sent the Barrow apprentice-recruiters into the depressed parts of West Cumberland. T Clark,Dalesman, Building Barrow: Nearby another hush-hush industrial development was constructed on the south side of Harrington Harbour. By only Appleby and Kendal could be added to the list of municipalities. Military service deprived many businesses of their established workers.
In agreement was reached for a team of German prospectors called the Company of Mines Royal to begin work in the Newlands Valley which rapidly grew into a productive mining, dressing and smelting operation that lasted for almost a century. Views Read Edit View history. The Domesday Book records only a few manors in the south of present Cumbria. The city was also the scene of a unique attempt to control the strength and consumption of alcohol by placing the local brewery and licensed premises under the control of a State Management Scheme. National Museum of the Pacific War , E.
Locomotives and wagons were borrowed from the larger railway companies to supplement the limited resources of the local operators. Having proved there were workable reserves the mine was again closed in without any serious attempt to win ore as supplies of tungsten concentrate were again coming from the USA. In the years when there had been few orders for new naval construction Barrow shipyard had secured orders for several passenger liners but with the approach of hostilities all resources were again applied to warship construction. Most powder for military use then came from the factory at Waltham Abbey. The grounding had damaged the vessel so she could not fire one of her torpedoes. Beckfoot Quarry in Eskdale was used for some proving of armour-piercing shells.
In Ulverston Armstrong Siddeley took over the premises of the former Furness Paper Works as a base for the repair of aircraft engines. Silloth was selected as the most suitable port from which to ship these munitions to the dumping ground. Goldscope and the Mines of the Derwent Fells: The entire project was bitterly opposed by the Friends of the Lake District who secured a Government undertaking that all traces of factory and housing would be removed at the end of hostilities. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax Coordinates on Wikidata Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March Like many UK companies Vickers at Barrow had a buoyant and expansive outlook on the post-war world. On 8 December , HA.