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Photographer:Allan RO [View profile]Title:Whitehaven, England, UKAdded:Nov 06, 2008
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Photo Category: Harbour Overview Images
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A general view of Whitehaven Harbour on the Cumbrian coast, taken in the mid-70's, when I was encarcerated in the laboratories of Albright & Wilson Ltd.

Hard to imagine that in the late 1800's, Whitehaven was the third largest port in UK after London and Liverpool. It boasted a thriving shipbuilding industry, including the 'af Chapman' still extant in Stockholm and featured in shots on this site, and was also the birthplace of the famous Brocklebank Line.

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Allan RO on Nov 06, 2008 16:05 (9 years ago)
Hi Steve

I am sure it must have changed a lot - not quite the same without the smoky old Clearway - but I understand at least there are still bits of her around as 'street furniture'. And yes, you are quite right about JPJ.......

Allan
Guest on Nov 06, 2008 15:58 (9 years ago)
Hi Allan

A changed view would greet you these days - gone are the buildings on the quayside (fish market?).
A great harbour to walk around - steeped in history and if I remember correctly the only place in the UK invaded by the American Navy (John Paul Jones)during the American war of Independence, in 1777.

Regards

Steve Ellwood
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