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Boss says he is 'Humbled'|
We are humbled and truly sorry for any of those events which have cost British taxpayers money, said NMP Chairman Tom Zarges. He had been grilled by MPs (December 2013). Youve been on the site five years, Labour MP and PAC Chair Margaret Hodge told Zarges as she flipped through a heavily redacted version of a recent KPMG performance review, and all I can find is criticism on that performance. Read the House of Commons transcript here.
Read the earlier full cross examination of NDA by Parliaments powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC)
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....
Whitehaven Fest 2014 cancelled, but event will return in 2015
Gerard Richardson, chief executive officer of Whitehaven Festival Company, has announced (October 2013): There will be no Whitehaven Festival next year."
In 2013 the tall ships visiting for the Festival were The Pelican, a 45-metre sail training vessel from Weymouth, Dorset, which is coming to the festival for the first time, as is the Johanna Lucretia, built in 1945 in Ghent, Belgium. The other two have been before the Bessie Ellen and Ruth. Find out more....
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...
The Beacon's Harbour Gallery features a sea of beautiful maritime art. Whitehaven, one of the most important ports in the country during the 17th and 18th centuries, has a rich maritime past and this exhibition will celebrate this heritage.
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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