Whitehaven Then & Now

Whitehaven Then & Now

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The Georgian town of Whitehaven, located on the west coast of Cumbria, was once the third most important port in Britain but today it is only used by a handful of fishing vessels. It has, however, seen development in the form of a new sea-lock and marina, which have enhanced the town's tourist appeal.

â â Whitehaven Then & Now captures the changing face of the town through a series of spectacular old photographs, each paired with their modern equivalent. In this stunning book, Alan W. Routledge shows how industry has changed, with the once flourishing trades of coal mining and shipbuilding now just a memory, and even gives us a glimpse of what the future holds for the seaside resort.
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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 12.7mm | 449.06g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0752470086
  • 9780752470085
  • 1,565,096

About Alan Routledge

Born in Lancaster, Alan W. Routledge was educated at Whitehaven Grammar School and Whitehaven College of Further Education. He worked in the army as a National Serviceman, reached the rank of sergeant and was a Weapons Training Instructor. His work as a chemist and chemical engineer took him to the Soviet Union, China, Scandinavia, Canada, the USA, all over Eastern and Western Europe and even Pakistan, Burma and Japan. As a result, he grew interested in people and history, particularly local history. After retiring, he took up voluntary work and is currently involved with the Whitehaven Museum and Gallery at The Beacon.
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