Did you know?
Oak swill baskets are traditional to the southern Lake District and were used on farms, in mines and on the docks.
Throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of swill baskets were exported from manufacturing centres such as Bowness, Lowick, Spark Bridge, Torver, Haverthwaite, Backbarrow, and Broughton. Now, there are only a small handful of people who make them.
Rusland Horizons team and Cumbria Woodlands