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Our Letters page enables you to
get in touch with our visitors.
Check out if you can help long lost families regain contact.

We can also put your club or
business on the web.
E mails to Whitehaven.org.uk

Whitehaven Traders
on the web

The market is the heart of a good Thursday and Saturday, but our web traders are contactable every day.
MORE on Whitehaven Traders
and Businesses on the web

Whitehaven Solway (Civic) Hall(Revived in 2015) Lowther Street
Whitehaven CA28 7SH
Contact: 07730175956/07920163092 or 01946690970
Email: thesolwayhall@hotmail.com

History and features
Pubs of Whitehaven
Basking Sharks!

Shipbuilding history
The Egremont Ugly Contest

Whitehaven slave traders
web site for St Bees

Whitehaven as she was in her Heyday

Quick advices to do your homework without troubles.

The finest RL side in Cumbria
Whitehaven RL

Fantastic Web site
on the Kells Brake

The most important man on the job, the brakesman

And the band played them out

Old archive picture by former pit deputy and councillor Ronnie Calvin as the band plays out the last shift from Haig Pit. More on the area's mining past.

Star Wars in our Lake District

The official trailer for the new Star Wars movie has gone out on YouTube (20/10/2015) Some of the background filming features our own Cumbrian mountains.

Breaking News...

The world's biggest offshore windfarm is to be built between Barrow and the Isle of Man....enough clean energy to power half a million homes...Find out more.

Gerard Richardson MBE, the driving force behind Whitehaven's hugely successful Festivals has announced he has had to stand down. The future of Festivals now hangs in the balance. Look back on some of Gerard's achievements for the town.

December 1 2015..Last date to register to vote in UK if you are 17 plus or not registered...before boundary changes brought in.

Diary Date:15 November 2015 Xmas in Whitehaven (Sunday shopping and the Batmobile)

Shooting down Zeppelin earned ex St Bees pupil a VC

The full story of how an ex St Bees schoolboy trained to fly canvas and wire biplanes in the Great War and earned a VC for shooting down a giant Zepppelin over London is one of the stories in a new book on Whitehaven in the Great War.

Whitehaven's Mutineer...

How one of the mutineers on the Bounty escaped the hangman's noose....Read on

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
in 1847...
Fascinating detail in this reproduction from a Gazetteer from 1847....
William Pit

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 person’s 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...

Our Clogmaker
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!

Whitehaven's Mutineer
How a Whitehaven seaman was involved in the famous Mutiny on the Bounty..find out more.

Take a guided walk around the town .....

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.
All about Whitehaven
plus Where to Stay

Find out more about the old pubs and characters that have made Whitehaven unique.
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Take a stroll through Whitehaven

Map of the Town and around

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Fireworks Fun!

Old Harbourside Scene
Harbour office from old postcard, Courtesy of Serge

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Low Level Jet through the Lakes

Try this video from the cockpit of a Typhoon over Wales and the Lake District...