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Workington is an ancient market and industrial town at the mouth of the River Derwent. Some parts of the town north of the River Derwent date back to Roman times. It was in the eighteenth century, with the exploitation of the local iron ore and coal pits, that Workington expanded to become a major industrial town and port.

Derek Woodruff, 79, a historian from Salterbeck, has complied a new book entitled Workington Through Time, a collection of photographs from the 19th century and early 20th century of people and places of Workington. He has been collecting old photographs of the town since the 1980s. The book compares how the town has changed with photographs of the town as it is now. He has also written earlier books on the history of the town called Workington in Old Picture Postcards Volumes One and Two, Weird Workington, Workington Wheels and Curious Tales of Workington.

You can obtain the book through the Amazon link on the right.

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