1925 – Hauling timber from the lake at Lakeside.
These trees would be taken to the Haverthwaite Station yard by horse and cart where they would be loaded onto bigger wagons, before being taken to the sawmill. In the 1970’s, wagons were fitted with cranes to load the timber in the wood straight onto the wagon.
1923 – George Croasdale and his brother James are seen in this photograph loading an 8 ton oak ‘butt’ onto a cart using the ‘three legs’ system. This took place in a field called the ‘Shamles’ which was opposite the farm behind Woodcroft House and Pump Cottage – right next to our current offices and factory.
1920 – George Croasdale Jnr outside the Devonshire Arms (now ‘The Pig and Whistle’) in Cartmel in 1920.
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