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Mannix & Whellan, 1847

Old Painting Of Whitehaven

Opulent Sea Port: The following has been transcribed from Mannix & Whellan, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Cumberland, 1847: A large and opulent Sea Port and Market Town, in the parish of St. Bees, three miles north of the lofty …

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German U-Boat Attack

U-Boat Attack On Whitehaven

One Fatality: In 1915, A German U-boat attacked a local chemical works. The submarine surfaced and fired 55 shells from its deck. There was no real damage sustained following the attack. The factory was attacked, because it extracted Benzene, and …

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Sports Day

Sports Day

Amanda Garraway: It was with great interest that I read the stories submitted by Jeremy Caulfield, Caroline Hurd, and Stephen McCourt for I was their classmate and a former student at St. James Infant and Junior Schools, before immigrating to …

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School Dinners

Dinner

Stephen McCourt: Following on from Caroline and Jeremy’s memories of St James I too remember the annual field trips run by Mr. Walmsley particularly the one where we tracked up Scafell Pike and then all the way back down again …

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Haig Pit

Sinking Of Haig Pit, 1914

David Wylie: Sadly, David passed away on 28th December 2005, but his memories can live on for future generations… Here are some random memories, not necessarily in sequence, but I hope you enjoy them. I was born in Wood’s Court, …

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The Odin

The Odin

Jeremy Caulfield: I remember the fire vividly as a young boy, at the church, watching the slates fall from the roofs as the firemen fought the blaze. Referring to Caroline’s contribution, I can remember the two engines on the docks. …

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The Whitehouse

The Whitehouse

Gavin Wilson: Drinking in the pubs at Whitehaven was an experience I will never forget during the early 1980’s. My favourite haunt was ‘The Dolphin’. The only problem that I encountered was that it took up to 10 minutes to …

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The Beehive

The Beehive

Jeff Winter: During the 1970’s when I was a youngster my memories of Whitehaven are those of amazement and awe. Every Saturday morning after struggling with shopping and looking for bargains on the bustling market with my parents. I would …

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Characters

Collis Shop

Roy Steele: I can remember being home on leave from the Royal Navy and sitting in the St Nicholas gardens when two young lads ran out in a hurry. Moments later a fire broke out. I can remember informing a …

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Swimming Pool

Swimming Baths

Lily Labedz: Dad and Mum were married in Holy Trinity Church and four of my mother’s sisters also had their weddings there; and in due course my brother, myself and some of my cousins were baptised there (with the same …

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