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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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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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Hanratty’s Scrap Yard

Hanrattys Scrap Yard, Whitehaven

Reading Time: 2 minutesRag & Bone: 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, Unusual! Please show me your interpretation of the subject …

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Coastal Walk

St. Bees

Reading Time: 2 minutesSparkling Coast: This was a brilliant coastal walk, with dramatic cliff-tops and awe inspiring views of hundreds, upon hundreds of nesting birds. The route I took was one way – from Whitehaven to my home at Moor Row. There are …

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Walkmill Woodland

Walkmill Community Woodland, Moresby

Reading Time: 1 minuteCommunity Park: Walkmill Woodland is a former coal mining site now developed for recreation. The terrain is undulating, and bounded by mixed woodland and open areas of arable land. In the woodland, orchids, buzzards and numerous species of smaller birds …

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Shipwrecked At Whitehaven

Ellan Vannin Shipwreck

Reading Time: 2 minutesEllan Vannin, Wrecked: Today, I’ve been sorting through archived photographs of mine, and came across this collection which show the Ellan Vannin shipwrecked at Whitehaven, in Cumbria. The Ellan Vannin had been bought in 2004 and was to be converted …

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Whitehaven, Into The Night

Whitehaven At Night

Reading Time: 2 minutesA Night Piece: William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a frequent visitor to Whitehaven, in West Cumbria. I wonder what he would think of the town now, compared to when he was alive? Many of the old buildings are gone, but the fabric …

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The Power Of Nature

Whitehaven Storm

Reading Time: 1 minuteTime Of Year – Photo Challenge: 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, Time Of Year. Please show me …

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A Little Bit Of Sunshine

Haig Pit

Reading Time: 1 minuteWest Cumbria Mining: The past few days have been murky, with filthy storm clouds overhead, threatening to open the heavens over West Cumbria. This shot, taken through the Pit Winding gear at Haig Pit will hopefully, warm-up your day a …

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