Seek out your ghosts

hods-logoWHITEHAVEN’S ghosts will be made flesh again this September at Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre when plans and photographs of the town’s long-lost buildings go on display as part of Heritage Open Day.

The display wil highlight some of the buildings which were once a familiar feature on the town’s streetscape, but were demolished long ago, sometimes during slum clearance programmes, or more recently to make way for car parks.

Bransty Railway Station, the tannery arch and Queen’s cinema are among some of the town’s most memorable buildings which have made way for modern design and late 20th century needs, and visitors will be reminded of what the town has lost.

“This town can boast some stunning buildings but some have been lost to us for good,” said Catherine Clark, Community Services Manager (Copeland). “Many people remember such places as Bransty Station with great affection, and I am sure they will enjoy looking at plans and photographs of some of these well-beloved buildings.”

The exhibition is free and will run from 7 – 9 September 2016 at Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre, Scotch Street, Whitehaven. Refreshments will be available and all are encouraged to drop in and take a look into the past.

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