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Fest 2013 June 21-23 to feature 'McFly'|
Tall ships, the Red Arrows and much more!
The tall ships coming for 2013 will include 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, Belguim. The other two have been before the Bessie Ellen and Ruth. Find out more....
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...
Haig Mine Museum
The project will see a new building in the grounds of Haig, which will act as a modern visitor centre with a cafe viewing over the Irish Sea, shop, reception area, toilets and an education suite for visiting schools etc..more info
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. The Harbour Gallery boasts free entry.
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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Old Harbourside Scene
Whitehaven as she was
Fascinating detail in this reproduction from a Gazetteer from 1847....
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