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South of the harbours of Maryport, Workington and Whitehaven, sandy beaches and grassy foreshores give way to cliffs around St. Bees Head, a high promontory, which was a danger to small coastal vessels trading between the ports of Wales and the Solway Firth. In 1718, Trinity House obtained a patent for the building of a lighthouse on the Head and in turn leased it to a private individual Thomas Lutwige, for ninety-nine years at an annual rent of £20. Lutwige undertook to erect the tower…

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AA97/05414 Workington Dock, Workington, Cumbria Date: 1898 Photographer: Alfred Newton and Sons. Please click for more information or to search our collections.

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Grassendale was built in 1885 by Williams and sons of Workington Cumbria. She was sold in 1906 to Finnish owners based at Rauma and remained in Baltic ownership until 1920 when she hit a mine and was lost at sea.

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Concern for missing Workington teenager http://www.cumbriacrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Bethany-Trodden.jpg Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of an 17-year-old girl who is missing from the Workington area. http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/11/22/concern-missing-workington-teenager/

Workington Comets sign Thomas Jorgensen for 2017 http://www.cumbriacrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Thomas-Jorgensen.jpg Workington Comets have announced the signing of Thomas Jorgensen for the 2017 season. The highly-rated 24-year-old Dane joins the Comets on loan http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2016/11/18/workington-comets-sign-thomas-jorgensen-2017/