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Wadham Diaries
Posted: 19/06/2013 19:26:04
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The transcription of Edward Wadham's diaries is now complete and available on cd from Cumbria Records Office, Barrow.
Sample entries:
6 April 1855t
Went to Bankfield in the afternoon, got spilt coming home & the Dog-cart smashed to bits, nobody much the worse, neither the horse.
19 June 1856t
Via Workington and Cockermouth to Keswick, thence to Threlkeld to inspect Mr. Ainslie’s mine there, which we found had not been touched since our last visit the reason thereof being that Herd (the man in charge) is an infernal Methodist and consequently can do nothing straight forward –
Came home via Braithwaite, driving "Charlie" from there, home
Very wet and very slow coaches all the way

They have added a nicely coloured surface plan of Roanhead mines and a plan of Butts Beck tramway with all the ownership and wayleaves written on it.
There is also an abstract from CASCAT listing all the Wadham records in the records office. A bargain at £5.



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