This is a link to the history of pencil making in Cumbria on the museum website.
Note the reference to "Lakeland". My very first set of coloured pencils were Lakeland Pencils by the Cumberland Pencil Company - and I've still got them!
You can follow Derwent and the Pencil Museum on Facebook where they often have good information about pencils
- Derwent Pencils - https://www.facebook.com/welovepencils
- The Pencil Museum https://www.facebook.com/pencilmuseum
[PS For those wondering what's happened to Making A Mark - I'm sorting out 150+ websites prior to a major transfer to a new site and the edit button on the dashboard is turned off by the host at 1pm this afternoon. Just a bit busy right now!]