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The Cumberland Pencil Company, which is situated in Keswick, became the UK's first pencil factory in 1832. It has had many owners during it's 175 year history, however, it became the Cumberland Pencil Company in 1916. In 1930 the Lakeland children's range was launched, and in 1938 this was followed by the Derwent brand. However, a huge variety of artist's materials have since then been developed, they range from the traditional to highly innovative. The Cumberland Pencil Museum, which is open 362 days a year, charts the history of pencil making and you can see how Derwent Fine Art Pencils are made today. This is an attraction for the whole family to enjoy. Cranford House Windermere Bowness on Windermere Ambleside Coniston Hawkshead Keswick Towns and Villages Northern Lake District Southern Lake District Western Lake District Eastern Lake District Lake Windermere Coniston Water Derwent Water Ullswater Please email admin if there's a page you would like to see on the wiki or if you would like to bring our attention to something already on the wiki. Admin For a range of Lake District accommodation visit Search Cumbria
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