List of Cumbria-related topics

This is a list of articles related to the English county of Cumbria. See also the Category:Cumbria for links to the Cumbrian pages - e.g. towns, villages, railway stations, places of interest, people born in Cumbria, etc.

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People

See category 'Cumbria' below, for people born in Cumbria. This lists people not native to Cumbria, but who had connections with Cumbria.

Writers

Artists

Architects

Others

Sport

Football

Rugby League

Natural materials

  • Graphite - used in the pencil making industry in Keswick. The graphite deposit found at Borrowdale was extremely pure and solid and it could easily be sawed into sticks. This was and remains the only deposit of graphite ever found in this solid form.
  • Gypsum - used in the Plasterboard industry
  • Coal - West Coast mining industry, e.g. Haig Pit at Whitehaven
  • Haematite - West Coast mining industry, e.g. Florence mine at Egremont
  • Anhydrite - found at Whitehaven, where it was used in the early manufacture of sulphuric acid, and at Kirkby Thore, where it is used in the Plaster industry
  • Slate is found at various locations throughout Cumbria, with the Honister slate mine at Borrowdale now a major tourist attraction
  • Lead was mined extensively in Nenthead from the 18th century until the early part of the 20th century

Industrial processes

Major employers

History

Other Pages of interest

  • The year 2001 proved to be a terrible year for Cumbria because of the Foot and Mouth Crisis, suffering 893 confirmed cases of the disease out of a total of 2030 cases in the UK. The effects of some 10 months of this crisis on some businesses was immense, and many rural pubs, B&B's and other tourist related shops closed for ever due to little income during 2001. See more information about Foot and mouth disease.
  • Cumberland sausages - local food product
  • Herdwick sheep - the local fell sheep, gives some of the best lamb meat available
  • The Spadeadam Rocket Establishment, near Carlisle, was opened in the late 1950s as a test area for the British Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) - Blue Streak
  • Cumbria is one of the few places in England where you can still find the Red squirrel, the Osprey, the Hen harrier, and the Golden eagle
  • Center Parcs - operators of the Whinfell Forest Oasis holiday village near Penrith
  • Depleted uranium - in the Solway Firth from weapons testing (at Eskmeals and Dundrennan Range) and weapons dumping
  • Jennings Brewery - in Cockermouth
  • Musical Stones of Skiddaw at the Museum in Keswick
  • The Luck of Edenhall - a legendary drinking glass
  • Kendal Mint Cake

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