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.