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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


All you need to know about the history of Whitehaven.

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 be taken into the basement of...


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 police officer what I had...

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 maiden aunt as a godmother). Much...

St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church
Jean Grearson: My very early Sunday School days were spent in Hogarth Mission and this was the case, I think, I must have been about eight years old before I attended St Nicholas. The Sunday School was held in the St Nicholas Rooms in Scotch Street...

Grammar School

Whitehaven Grammar School
Eileen Crisp: I remember buying Whitehaven Grammar School (or Secondary as it was then) uniforms at Lucas and Cussons and hats and accessories at Hildreth and Walker. Haircuts were from the Misses Craig and shoes were bought from Charlie Bie on Lowther Street. Our Groceries came...

Rate Collector

Rates Receipt
William Reay: I obtained a post from the old Town Hall on Duke Street, as Collector in the Borough Treasurer's Department of the Whitehaven Borough Council. Upon the retirement, in the mid-1930's of Mr Edward McCray, the last of the local Overseers, a title first...

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