An Illustrated Autumn Talk Series: with Mark Hatton

27sep2:00 pm4:00 pmAn Illustrated Autumn Talk Series: with Mark HattonAn Illustrated History of the German Copper Miners at Keswick in the 16th Century2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event Type AUTUMN TALK 2022

Mark Hatton

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This is the story of the German miners and their families who arrived in Keswick in 1565 and set up a large scale Copper Mining and Smelting Industry. Their impact on the society and economy of The Lake District was enormous. They met with violence, hardship and a cash crisis, but succeeded in producing lots of fine copper and sparked a baby boom! And arguably they left an important legacy that contributed to Britain’s Industrial Revolution.

Mark Hatton is a member of the Cumbria mine history society called “CATMHS” and studies the Mining Heritage of the Lake District from his base in Ambleside.



(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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