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Here is a journey into the past of West Cumbria where you will discover what life was like two centuries ago right up to the present day. It's part of our series documenting the history of Cumbria on DVD. The film includes rarely seen material and looks at the main influences which shaped towns like Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport and Cockermouth into what they are today. Find out about the hardship faced by the early seafarers and the mining disasters that claimed so many lives. There are the eager holdaymakers who rushed to the new Victorian resort at Silloth . . . but there is also the story of the depression that plunged many families into poverty. It is all here in a unique nostalgic look back.

West Cumbria - A Trip Back In Time

  • 70 Minutes

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