Workington 1500-1900, by Herbert and Mary Jackson

Workington 1500-1900, by Herbert and Mary Jackson

Workington 1500-1900, by Herbert and Mary Jackson

Booklet published by Hirst-Jackson in Maryport in 1988, 108 pages. A5 size booklet (S6132)

This booklet provides a fascinating history of the Cumbrian town of Workington from 1500 to 1900, and it will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Workington, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of Cumbria and beyond. The booklet is illustrated with several black and white photographs, and chapters include:

  • The Curwens
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • The 18th Century
  • Coal
  • Iron and Steel
  • Continued Expansion
  • Roads
  • Education
  • The Boom years
  • Workington Star
  • Ships
  • Moving to the 20th century
  • Coal, Iron and Iron Ore Mines in the county, 1899
  • and more!

Workington is a town on the coast of Cumbria, in the historic county of Cumberland. It is situated at the mouth of the River Derwent, north of Workington, and its history dates back to Roman times (when a series of military forts protected this part of the coast from northern raiders). But it was with the Industrial Revolution that the fortunes of the town really flourished - quickly developing as an industrial centre, with coal, iron, steel and maritime transportation at its heart.....

Herbert and Mary Jackson were local historians who wrote several booklets and books on the history of Maryport and the wider Cumberland area. They published these books and booklets themselves, and their publications have now become quite rare and very much sought after by people with an interest in the subject.

Condition of the booklet is generally ok. The covers have several minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Signed by the authors ('Herbert and Mary') on the title page, with a short inscription dated Dec'88.

Condition New