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Harbourside full of Santas to celebrate the fact that the County Council gave up on a plan to bring in costly parking meters costing £1.80 an hour. Not really, it was for the Santa Dash, full marks for braving the cold...
Big New Investment in Whitehaven RL
Work should start soon on big ground improvements at the Recreation Ground...Read more...
King Coal coming back to Whitehaven?
Test drilling by Priority Drilling has started near the old Wilson Pit
for a new mining company that states it will be mining under the Irish
Sea for coking coal. Find out more of the £14 million plans by the
West Cumbria Mining
Company. And also look back on the area's mining
Ennerdale Lake to be axed as water supply under costly plans
United Utilities want to build the UK's biggest integrated water supply pipeline through the heart of the Lake District. The £300 million project, which will also alter the shorelines of both Crummock and Ennerdale lakes has been launched because of a perceived threat to the long term viability of around half a million freshwater mussels. Read on...
West Cumbria to be 'blessed' with biggest Atomic Power Station in Europe...
Japanese industrial giant Toshiba has formally taken a controlling stake
in NuGen, the consortium behind plans to build three reactors at Moorside,
near Sellafield. The consortium has also reached an agreement of around
£200m to acquire the Moorside site from the Nuclear Decommissioning
Authority (NDA). The development needs massiveUK taxpayer subsidy support
and was given Uk underwriting in government autumn statement. As a taste
of what the UK faces France already faces EDF's €30bn debt to French taxpayers,
and construction over-runs at its Flammanville nuclear site.
Breezy Day at Whitehaven! (December 5 2013)
Sweet Virginia and Whitehaven
Read about Whitehaven's role as the tobacco trading hub for Europe & the links with the early US colonies.
Whitehaven as she was
Fascinating detail in this reproduction from a Gazetteer from 1847....
Nuke Dump for Copeland is back on the Cards
After Cumbria County Council said No, the government has changed the rules and will now let District Councils decide...thus the high level nuclear waste dump plan is again probable for the western Lake District. Government states 12/9/13: "Throughout the revised process being consulted on, communities would be represented by the most local competent authority, (the District Council or unitary authority in England, or relevant equivalent in Wales or Northern Ireland)" The fells east of Sellafield are most likely setting.
Spot the Mineshaft near you!
An interactive map shows the many mine shafts that pepper the area around Whitehaven and Cleator Moor. This information has been extracted from the national coal mining database, held and maintained by the Coal Authority. Go to the interactive map....
And see more on the area's mining...
Cumbria's Slavery Connections
ONE of the first times a black slave was permitted to share a white persons burial plot in England happened in Whitehaven in 1700. And the Whitehaven burial in St Nicholas churchyard, of the slave called Jane, was in defiance of the then law stating that no African could be buried in a churchyard. The burial was that of the slave servant of Mildred Gale, grandmother of the first US president, George Washington. More.....
Setting Sail out of Whitehaven
Before the days of SatNav Whitehaven seamen set out at the mercy of the winds and tides from Whitehaven....many of the ships and their skippers are recorded in this web archive...
How the Queen Mum helped keep rare Slave Goblet in Whitehaven
Find out how Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 2002 made the anonymous gift...
All about Whitehaven's well known clog maker.
Steam at Lowca
Atmospheric video on the footplate of steam shunter working at Lowca....you can almost smell the steam and coal dust!
How a Whitehaven seaman was involved in the famous Mutiny on the Bounty..find out more.
TAKE A STROLL!
Memories of the 2005 Maritime Festival
Queen's Visit 2008
On June 5 2008 Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were cheered by around 10,000 wellwishers along the harbourside. The event marked the 300th anniversary of the grant of the Royal charter for the harbour.
See the actual Royal document in which Queen Anne granted Whitehaven her harbour.
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