Monday, 13 June 2011

Charcoal Burners

Looking through Donlon Books and spotted a book of British Folk and Craft Industries. Charcoal Burning being one of these - as featured in the stunning Le Quattro Volte Film showing at present. The Furness area of the Lake District had been famous for its charcoal for hundreds of years; most of it was used to smelt iron and steel for use in industry throughout the world. Today 80 to 90 % of charcoal used in the UK is imported from the third world.