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Port Of Whitehaven

Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria

Reading Time: 1 minuteHistoric Port The Port of Whitehaven is a historic harbour. Development began in 1634 with the first Quay being built. At one time, Whitehaven was one of the most important ports in the United Kingdom, due to trade and shipbuilding. …

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Eskdale Rainbow

Eskdale Rainbow

Reading Time: 1 minuteA Pot Of Gold?  Each week, I will post a photograph as part of a challenge from the Daily Post – you are invited to participate. This week, the challenge is entitled, Oh Shiny! Please show me your interpretation of …

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Harry Watterson’s Garage

Harry Wattersons Garage, Moor Row

Reading Time: 1 minuteMechanical Engineer: This is a photo of Harry Watterson’s mechanical workshop in my local village.  I thought the garage would be an ideal candidate for giving it an old postcard look. I’m not sure if I like the look having …

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Parachuting Fun

Paragliding

Reading Time: 2 minutesFlare: Each week, I will post a photograph as part of a challenge from the Daily Post – you are invited to participate. This week, the challenge is entitled, Elemental! Please show me your interpretation of the subject by adding …

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Macro: Philips OneBlade

Philips OneBlade Macro Photograph

Reading Time: 1 minuteInnovative: Each week, I will post a photograph as part of a challenge from the Daily Post – you are invited to participate. This week, the challenge is entitled, Textures! Please show me your interpretation of the subject by adding …

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Port Of Whitehaven

Port Of Whitehaven

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhitehaven Harbour: The existence of a harbour or landing place at Whitehaven can be traced back to the early 16th century when quay-dues – otherwise known as wharfage – were recorded in 1517. Also in 1677, a historical description of …

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Haig Colliery, Whitehaven

Haig Colliery, Whitehaven

Reading Time: 4 minutesUndersea Coal Mine: Haig Colliery was a coal mine in Whitehaven, Cumbria, in north-west England. The mine was in operation for almost 70 years and produced anthracitic coal which is most useful for coking coal. The workings of the mine …

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Eskdale Peat Storage Huts

Eskdale Peat Shelter

Reading Time: 1 minuteImportant Resource: Across Eskdale, there are around 35 Peat Storage Huts. The huts are located on unenclosed common land. The tradition of building stone huts in the area goes back to the 16th Century. Peat was cut from the land, …

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Security Enhancements

Prison Door

Reading Time: 3 minutesProtection: The past few days have seen some changes to the inner-workings of this website. In the main, the changes have been to increase security for the site and end users. I have added blocking techniques to prevent defacements, man …

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Black Sail, Ennerdale

Black Sail Postcard

Reading Time: 1 minuteVintage Postcard: This is a contemporary photograph of the Black Sail hostel at the foot of the Ennerdale Valley, but with a twist. A vintage effect has been added to the photo, so that the scene looks like that of an …

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