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History Of Cleator Moor To Be Explored In New Book


In June of 2003, Tom Duffy released his book 'Cleator Moor Revealed' to considerable local applause. It was the first book to have been written about the former mining town in half a century. A limited print run of 1,000 copies quickly cleared the shelves.

During the first six months of its release, the book was constantly listed in the top 10 books of Cumbria. That accolade highlighted how popular local history and Tom’s book in particular were. His old book is still proving just as popular today, with some book sellers charging in excess of £250 for second hand copies.

Now, sixteen years later Tom has revisited his book and is set to release a second edition with over 50% more content. It is sure to be a big seller.

What Did They Say In 2003?
In researching and writing Cleator Moor Revealed Tom Duffy has produced a book that should appeal to all those who live in, and love, the tiny West Cumbria town of Cleator Moor. From the origins of its name through its development as a prosperous mining town, Tom has searched out all the kind of details that make this a fascinating read. It is a real labour of love that will be enjoyed by many - Hilary Scott, Editor, The Whitehaven News
This book about the history of Cleator Moor by Tom Duffy will be a valued addition to the Cleator Moor Library Local History Section. Tom has very effectively used his postcard collection to give a potted history of the town. We get a great many visitors in the library from all corners of the world whose family tree often started in Cleator or Cleator Moor and this book will be invaluable in answering many of their questions - Joan Harrison, Cleator Moor Library
Tom Duffy: Cleator Moor Revealed
Tom Duffy: Cleator Moor Revealed
About Tom Duffy

Tom  Duffy was born in 1937, raised and educated in Cleator Moor. Like many from the town, he has the obligatory Irish lineage; with a mix of Manx thrown in for good measure.

Following his school years, he worked for a short period of time at Brannons Thermometers, before gaining employment at the Miller shoe factory in nearby Egremont.

In 1955, Tom carried out his National Service with the Border Regiment, and then returned to Millers in 1957. In 1975, during a great depression, he was made redundant.

Tom secured employment with British Nuclear Fuels Ltd in 1976. Then, when he retired in 1999, Tom began to research the history of his home town, and released his first book in June of 2003.

Tom is married to Margaret, has three children and five grandchildren.

Cleator Moor, C1915
Cleator Moor, C1915


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