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TitleBurlington Slate Company Limited, Kirkby-in-Furness
DescriptionBurlington began as a company in 1843 under the ownership of William Cavendish, the second Earl of Burlington and later to become the 7th Duke of Devonshire. The company is stilled owned by descendants of the Cavendish family. During the late 1970s and early 1980s the company acquired two more slate operations, the Lakeland and Broughton Moor Green Slate companies, these brought five more quarries into the group.
The collection contains financial, production and staff records and was used extensively in the book Burlington Blue-Grey, by R Stanley Geddes, 1975 which provides essential background reading.
Date1890-1970
Catalogue levelFonds
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