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Views of Gunnerside
Situated between the River Swale and
Gunnerside Beck is this interesting Swaledale village, home to
clockmaking, gamekeeping and farming. Lead was mined locally until the
late 19th Century. The Literary Institute has a part time Post Office.
There is also a local construction industry that maintains barns and
farm buildings in Swaledale. The Kings
pub and a Methodist chapel are also in Gunnerside.
Gunnerside was one of a series
of operations taken by Norwegian Saboteurs during World War II to
prevent the Nazis from obtaining heavy water for their nuclear energy
project which could be used to make nuclear weapons. Along with
Operations Freshman and Grouse, Operation Gunnerside was considered one
of the most successful sabotage operations by the Special Operations
Executive. The participants trained near Gunnerside in the Yorkshire