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Millom Town Information

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Once the largest industrial sites of its type in the world, this old town is famous for iron ore mining and smelting and was the birthplace of, and home to, Norman Nicholson, the Lakeland poet who died in 1987. Some of his work is dedicated to the town where he grew up.

The town’s folk museum has a reconstruction of a drift mine while ‘The Scutcher’ is a statue, made by a cocktail of dust and resin, which stands in the centre of Millom and commemorates the local iron industry.

Millom Market Place - Photo © Simon Phillips
Millom Market Place - Photo: Simon Phillips CCL