SHOPPING.., browse around the varied
and interesting shops, including MICHAEL MOON'S
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSHOP (6), the largest in the county, or R
& H JEFFERSON (7), established in 1785. The oldest
family-owned wine and spirit merchants in the country Or
visit our TOWN MARKET (8) which runs twice weekly on
Thursday and Saturday. Researching your family tree?
How to get here
MY HOME TOWN WHITEHAVEN
Welcome i hope you like what you see. I have quite a lot of interests like Computers , Sports and Comedy`s like Only Fools and Horses and Game on, i also like anything to do with Ufo`s and the unexplained. Some of The Sports i like are Football, and Horse Racing, The Football team that i support are Manchester City " No Laughing Please". If you are interested in any of the above please feel free to e-mail me, you will find lots of links to some of my favourite web sites in the Resources & links page.I live in the Lake District in Cumbria in a small town called Whitehaven. The Photo above is of my Home Town, if you would like to see more click the photo above. You will find out more about the Lake District in the rest of my Homepage. I also have quite a lot of links to Comedy, Sport and Space you will find other links also i hope you like them.
WELCOME to the west Cumbrian town of Whitehaven - situated on the coast between the sparkling sea and the magnificent Lakeland Fells. There is a lot to do here. Plenty to see and places to visit and enjoy! .
Whitehaven was one of the first planned towns in England. based on the grid design of Sir Christopher Wren and built by the Lowther family. A walk around the town centre soon reveals its unique charm. with around 250, mostly Georgian, listed buildings. Many of these have been tastefully restored. Whitehaven also has some beautiful parks and gardens and justly deserves its reputation as an English `GEM` town.
It may seem
surprising today, but in the mid 18th century. Whitehaven
was a larger port than Liverpool, ranking only after
London and Bristol. THE HARBOUR (1) dates from 1634 with
the building of the first pier. It expanded rapidly
during the next 200 years - until 1876 when the Queen's
dock was opened. Whitehaven's prosperity was based on
shipbuilding. But more importantly. The export of coal
and the import of tobacco from America, with rum and
sugar from the West Indies. There is an early connection
with the slave trade and people settling in America.
families sailed to a new life from this harbour with
their last view of England being Whitehaven. Today. A
quiet stroll around the pleasant and extensive harbour
Marina will evolve over the next few years and will
provide secure berthing for 400 craft in an attractive
waterside environment. Once more the harbour will be full
of ships with masts and sails.
This was not
the last attack in the town's history as Parton. Which is
just along the coast, was hit by a torpedo from a German
submarine during the Second World War. Once again the
casualties were low, on this occasion just one dog!
story of the town's social, industrial and maritime
heritage is told in THE BEACON (5). Situated on the
harbourside. The award winning attraction uses
audiovisuals, characters, and graphics. Interactive
displays and objects from the local Museum collection to
bring Whitehaven's history alive! You can also monitor,
forecast and Broadcast the weather in the Met. Office
Weather Gallery and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the
town, harbour and Scottish hills.
in this page taken from free leaflets from the Whitehaven
Tourist Information Centre.