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Whitehaven, Cumbria

Review of Whitehaven by purdie on December 5th, 2009
i have many fond memories ot haig pit, my dad was a miner all his life being in scottish pits from the age of 13, with 11 brothers and sisters most of the kids were in the pit, when they moved to seacliffe, he joined haig, they used to have family days once a year when the wives and kids coild come and see where dad worked, fair rides and stalls and a trip down in the cage if you wanted, i remember on a friday my dad leaving me in the car while he collected his wages, one night he was due home at 6, i walked down the the pit to find him no sign, panic, mother was in a state, dinner was ruined and dad was missing, in that order, i stood by the car in the car park while all the other cars slowly went home my dads hadnt, i walked into the pit now he was two hours overdue, we then all realised no one had told him his shift was over, at that time he was driving the boogies under the sea, and thats where he still was, we got him up and eventually home few hours late, nice to see haig open, kids in the future will not know how important coal was to us all then, nice to see history of the town not forgotton, its not all about boat and sailors, the miners kept cumbria going, and warm,

Review of Whitehaven by sheena brogden on April 11th, 2007
Having recently revisited Whitehaven after several years I have to say that it has undergone something of a transformation. The harbour area once a hub of trade has now become a harbour side that has a positively continental feel! The bars in this area are a must to visit and enjoy stunning views whilst enjoying a drink or a bite. The town itself is also enjoying a bit of rejuvenation whilst still maintaining the impressive feel of the old Georgian buildings, quaint new shops and tourist attractions such as The Beacon and The Rum Story all conspire to merge the old and the new. Well worth a visit.

Review of Whitehaven by John O on September 10th, 2006
Let the Disabled Burn Copeland Borough Council have been in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act since it opened its new offices in October 2004. CBC has a policy that states that mobility disabled staff, visitors and councillors will in the event of a fire be left in the building to be rescued by the fire brigade. That policy is not only in breach of the DDA, it also breaches building regulations and British Standards Institute policy. Copeland BC were told this in 2004/2005/2006 and refused to change that policy. Only when a concerned member of the public and user of that site complained the Fire and Evacuation officer for Whitehaven did they concede that their policy was illegal. However, that policy remains unchanged at the time of writing the report.

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