Skip to content

Levens Local History Group

Old photographs

Click on photo for enlargement.

Peat Cutting

Hubert Simpson, who lived at Heversham, took this series of photographs illustrating peat cutting on the South Lakeland mosses around 1935. (Hubert's father, Arthur Simpson, had Harold Stabler apprenticed to him as a wood carver.)

Helen Caldwell obtained these photos of peat cutting courtesy of Miss Jean Simpson who loaned them for scanning. Levens History Group have permission to reproduce them on this website provided that the photographer is acknowledged. If you copy, distribute, or display any of these photographs you must acknowledge the original photographer.

John Strickland & Kenneth Stowe
John Strickland & Kenneth Stowe
Kenneth & peat barrow
Kenneth & peat barrow
Peat cutting 1
Peat cutting 1
Peat cutting 2
2
Peat cutting 3
3
Peat cutting 4
4
Peat cutting 5
5
Peat cutting 6
6

Peat Drying

Peat drying 1
Peat drying 1
Peat drying 2
2
Peat drying 3
3
top