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Coniston, slate working Knipe

"Slate 'rivers' and dressers 'riving' [splitting] and shaping the slate into roofing slates in one of the 'riving sheds' at Hodge Close, near Coniston. The men were probably members of the same 'company', [working under the same contract]. " Ruskin Museum.
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Coniston, slate working Knipe