Spotlight on Whitehaven

Photos of Whitehaven have appeared in a few earlier posts, notably the one about an exhibition at The Beacon.  There is a display of Lego there for summer 2016.

In this Georgian planned town there are many opportunities to snap something unusual or unique (a term I am using in its original sense of one of a kind).  These photos are of things which caught my eye recently.

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Being a former coal-mining town Whitehaven has many reminders of this aspect of its past. These photos include part of a mosaic memorial to those lost in a disaster. The Victorian drinking fountain is being approached by a more recent statue of a man and his whippet, a breed of dog popular with miners.

The blue plaque commemorates John Bragg (1723-1795) shoemaker and diarist.

The names of the piers or tongues reflect the cargoes, which passed through the port of Whitehaven.

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