Archive centreCarlisle
ReferenceDSO 42
TitleCumberland Development Council
Date1935-1968
Extent240
ContextThe Cumberland Development Council was formed in 1935 following a meeting called by the District Commissioner for the Special Areas (West Cumberland). Its object was to promote the economic welfare of the people of Cumberland by investigating, collecting and publishing information about the industrial advantages and opportunities of the region. The Council consisted of representatives of local industrial concerns, businesses, trades unions and local authorities. Its work embraced publicity, the commissioning of industrial surveys, assistance towards improved social services, and the introduction of new capital into the area. It's secretary was John J. Adams, later Lord Adams of Ennerdale
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