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backing the Moorside Nuclear Gamble
In July 2016 Cumbria County Council gave conditional backing to the massive nuclear new build that will have huge impact on the area. Find out more...
Baron Lowther of Whitehaven and the sale of a Cumbrian Mountain in 2016
Hugh Lowther, the Lord
Lonsdale, who is also the Baron for Whitehaven, came into the news
recently when his estates placed Blencathra mountain for sale. Lord Lonsdale
inherited large chunks of Cumbria, including the entire mountain. His
family also made fortunes in the past from the exploitation of coal mining
around Whitehaven. Now
Sir Chris Bonnington has become involved as a charitable bid to buy the
mountain has ground to a halt after the sale process ended.
NHS Crisis in West Cumbria 2016
In latest shocking twist in NHS crisis mothers can only get maternity service at West Cumberland Hospital if they have their babies in daytime! At night they will have to trundle 30 miles to Carlisle.Read on..
How one of the mutineers on the Bounty escaped the hangman's noose....Read
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....
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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