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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Old Painting Of Whitehaven

Mannix & Whellan, 1847

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 promontory...
U-Boat Attack On Whitehaven

German U-Boat Attack

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...
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...
Dinner

School Dinners

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...
Sinking Of Haig Pit, 1914

Haig Pit

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, Mark...
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. My...

Commissioner Funds CSE Project At Brathay Hall

Latest News From The Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner: Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall visited the Brathay Trust to find out more about...
Justice

Academic Who Tormented Victims Online Jailed For 32 Years

A scientist and former university lecturer who used the internet to seek out and blackmail dozens of people into providing him with sexually explicit...

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