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ulverston quarries
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* January 23, 2021, 08:43:27 PM
I am interested in any information about quarrying in the Ulverston area around the 1900's, two  of my fathers brothers moved there and became quarrymen, unfortunately I have no further information.

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January 24, 2021, 03:18:53 PM
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Barrow Archive has some documents on this under reference  BDBUC - Buccleuch Estates, Furness - 18th century-20th century https://archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/calmview/record.aspx?src=calmview.catalog&id=bdbuc
There is also the book Burlington Blue-Grey: A History of the Slate Quarries, Kirkby-in-Furness by R Stanley Geddes published by the Author 1975; 2nd ed pub 1991; ISBN 0 9504785 0 4, Kirkby in Furness is around 5 miles northwest of Ulverston.
Depending on the year the 1901 or 1911 census may give their location and occupation at the time.

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* January 25, 2021, 02:41:27 PM
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Many thanks for your reply to my queery about Ulverston quarries. I have checked the census records for my relatives and found they were living at Lowick Green, Lancashire, with an occupation only given as Quarryman. I don't suppose this helps much?

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January 25, 2021, 03:13:42 PM
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If they were at Lowick Green then in all possibility they were employed at the slate quarry there. Barrow has some records LOWICK GREEN SPADE FORGE, GAWTHWAITE SLATE QUARRY; LOWICK GREEN INDUSTRIAL & PROVIDENT SOCIETY Reference:   BDB 19, but these are 19th Century are before the date you are looking at.
You could search CASCAT for Lowick Green, it may turn up something, https://archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/calmview/advanced.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog

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