Mawsons of Bailey Ground - "Milk from grass to the doorstep without leaving the area"
MawsonsMawsons is a family run business, based in Seascale on the west coast of Cumbria.
It is mainly a dairy farm with a herd of pedigree Holstein cows. We also have Bluefaced Leicester sheep and a small number of Saddleback pigs that enjoy any spare milk.
Our dairy processes and bottles our own milk, which means our products come from grass to your doorstep without leaving the area. We make our own butter and ice cream in traditional ways.
We also have a range of cheeses and smoothies, which are specially made for us on small family farms.
Mawson FamillyThe Mawsons' came to Bailey Ground Farm in 1947, and have farmed here ever since. The family now consists of Ken & Kate, their sons Stephen & Richard, their partners Liz & Sarah, and Caitlin, Molly, Ellie, Megan and Oliver.
Our ancestors have farmed on many of the farms in this area through the centuries. In fact they farmed at Fleming Hall, a mile from Bailey Ground, in 1596.
Our Grandmother, Jane Moore and her family farmed at the Howe Farm in Seascale in the 1930s from where they ran a milk round delivering twice a day. She made butter to sell on the round and she also showed it at the National Dairy Show in London and ornamental butter at the local Shows.
The photo shows 3 generations of the Mawson family. (Photo - Courtesy of Whitehaven News)