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Archive - Wednesday, 8 August 2012
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Millom, overlooked by bulky Black Combe, stands on the sandy estuary of the River Duddon. In its heyday huge numbers of migrants came across the sands to work in the largest haematite iron ore mine in the world, much of which was smelted abroad. Ships for this were built at Millom and in the late 19th Century 1,500 sailed from Hodbarrow pier. read more