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Part of our series detailing the history of Cumbria on DVD, the is the story of how Carlisle has grown and developed into the Great Border City. This film, which includes rarely seen material, tells how Carlisle emerged from war, rebellion and pestilence to become known and respected all over the country.
The Industrial Revolution changed the fortunes of Carlisle. Here is an insight into what life was like two centuries ago right up to the present day. The programme looks at all of the main circumstances and events that shaped the modern city: textiles, railways, crime, poverty, workhouses and the state management system of the pubs helped to make the area unique. It is all here - a feast of history which will satisfy even the most curious mind. So enjoy this nostalgic look back. A trip down memory lane that you are unlikely ever to forget.

Carlisle 1 - The Great Border City