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Hawkshead Foundry

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of Quay Side, Workington.

1869 John Milburn commenced business for himself in Workington as an ironfounder and engineer, erecting the premises known as the Hawkshead Foundry and Engine Works.

1897 Milburn added the Havelock Road Engineering Works. Chiefly concerned in the manufacture of machinery for water works and for many of the ironworks and collieries in West Cumberland.

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