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Import foreign steelmaking coal advocated by Mine objectors?
This is the timeline of the absurd decisions to halt steelmaking coal
The outcome of this shambles will be that the UK has to carry on importing coking coal for steelmaking. The trendy 'green' claim of using hydrogen for steelmaking not operating in any commercial plant and will never be used until at least 2035.
Last year Cumbria Council gave approval for a new undersea coking coal
mine that could generate over 400 jobs. But in February 2021 they respond
to Extinction style rebellion and other climate theory believers and say
they want to review their own decision!
Boost to Shop Local
For more information on the new Copeland campaign GO TO the Shop Local directory.
Copeland says Yes to Nuke Dump
Copeland Council's ruling executive voted July 22 2020 to "open
up discussions" on the possibility of building an underground nuclear
waste repository in the borough - though not in the Lake District.
Phase Two of revamp of West Cumb. HospitalA £40 million investment to deliver phase 2 of the West Cumberland Hospital (WCH) redevelopment has been approved by NHS Improvement. It will bring a huge upgrade in facilities for both patients and staff creating a better environment, retaining bed capacity and services for the site and improving the capacity to undertake additional planned operations in the future. Find out more...
New Marina Video
Whitehaven and the Virginian Tobacco Trade
Read about Whitehaven's role as the tobacco trading hub for Europe & the links with the early US colonies.
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...
Haunting pictures before 2017 demolition show 'ghost' nightclub ...The Park
How one of the mutineers on the Bounty escaped the hangman's noose....Read on
Breezy Day at Whitehaven! (December 5 2013)
Whitehaven as she was
Fascinating detail in this reproduction from a Gazetteer from 1847....
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...
Steam at Lowca
on the footplate of steam shunter working at Lowca....you
can almost smell the steam and coal dust!
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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