A Cast Iron Community - The Story of Burnbanks

A Cast Iron Community - The Story of Burnbanks

Published by the Bampton & District Local History Society in 2006, 125 pages. Square paperback - c.21cm by 21cm (N7731).

From the rear side cover: The Haweswater Dam was one of the city of Manchesters most ambitious and novel projects designed to secure essential water for people and industry. The Associated Burnbanks village was a visionary settlement, where transient workers in an isolated Lake District valley would find everything they needed for civilised living. This book tells how Manchesters vision for Burbanks fared. Using accounts of people who lived and worked there, it relates the villages creation, occupation, consolidation, decline and redevelopment between the years 1919 and 2006. Sections include:

Thirst for water and the Haweswater scheme
Burnbanks - a model village
Practical and spiritual management
Ajob to be done
Recession halts work
Shopping and provisions
Canteen and recreation hall
Fun and games
Completion of the dam - dismantling the village
Post war - a quiet place
The eagle has landed!
Redevelopment - Burnbanks reborn

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are have one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.