Family Resources

Here you can find archived documents from the local town, including maps of the old harbour and Ale laws.

Settlement and change in Whitehaven

ale1-ale-licenses-1822-until-1823.pdf

cmg31-new-houses-plans-1935.pdf

ale3-public-houses-hotels-inns-and-taverns-of-whitehaven-1846-until-1958.pdf

edn1-details-of-green-row-academy-abbey-holm-cumberland.pdf

hea1-public-health-act-whitehaven-herald-26-9-1863.pdf

hea2-cholera-morbus-1831-until-1832.pdf

hea3-cholera-victims-1832.pdf

hea4-medical-report-whitehaven-and-west-cumberland-infirmary-1860.pdf

hea5-letter-to-whitehaven-herald-regarding-water-supply-20-5-1822.pdf

law2-bye-laws-of-the-borough-of-whitehaven-4-9-1902.pdf

ow1b-solomons-temple-continued-c-1865.pdf

own1-solomons-temple-whitehaven-herald-10-1865.pdf

own1a-solomons-temple-c-1865.pdf

own2-now-and-then-or-tis-nearly-a-century-since-whitehaven-herald-24-5-1859.pdf

own3-account-of-streets-places-lanes-courts-an-rows-in-the-town-of-whitehaven-3-1818.pdf

pov1-cockermouth-famine-board-wigton-poor-law-union-cumberland-pacquet-1839.pdf

pov3-public-meeting-fo-the-relief-of-the-working-classes-as-reported-in-cumberland-pacquet-20-2-1838.pdf

pov4-report-of-meeting-held-at-whitehaven-workhouse-25-3-1838.pdf

pov5-poor-law-guardians-and-contracts-cumberland-pacquet-27-8-1839.pdf

pov6-election-of-guardians-of-the-poor-whitehaven-union-cumberland-pacquet-3-1843.pdf

pov7a-guardians-of-the-whitehaven-union-contracts-for-provisions-clothing-election-of-medical-officers-1839-until-1840.pdf

pov7b-poor-law-commissioners-collection-of-rates-cumberland-pacquet-24-4-1840.pdf

pov8-the-new-poor-laws-cumberland-pacquet-10-1-1837-pipers-soup-kitchen-cumberland-pacquet-17-1-1837.pdf

pov7b-poor-law-commissioners-collection-of-rates-cumberland-pacquet-24-4-1840.pdf

pov8-the-new-poor-laws-cumberland-pacquet-10-1-1837-pipers-soup-kitchen-cumberland-pacquet-17-1-1837.pdf

pov9-list-of-out-paupers-receiving-weekly-support-from-the-township-of-whitehaven-whitehaven-gazette-16-8-1819.pdf

pov10a-public-meeting-at-the-poor-house-whitehaven-gazette-26-6-1820.pdf

pov10b-select-vestry-act-as-reported-by-the-whitehaven-gazette-26-6-1820.pdf

pov11-report-of-the-select-vestry-for-the-township-of-whitehaven-whitehaven-gazette-31-3-1823.pdf

pov12-account-of-receipts-and-payments-of-the-guardian-of-the-poor-of-whitehaven-year-ending-25-3-1822.pdf

Adverts, coal mining and the workers

CMG1-Description-of-William-Pit-from-Daniells-Voyage.pdf

CMG2-Another-Dreadful-Explosion-of-Fire-Damp-cutting-from-newspaper-1839.pdf

CMG3-Mine-Safety-cuttings-from-Whitehaven-News-1922.pdf

CMG4-Cumberland-Miners-Association-pay-rates-May-1931.pdf

CMG5-View-of-the-New-Houses-and-Mount-Pleasant-miners-dwellings-and-the-corves-in-use-at-William-Pit.pdf

CMG7-Terms-and-Conditions-of-miners-at-collieries-owned-by-Whitehaven-Colliery-Company-Ltd-6.11.1923.pdf

CMG8-Annual-Statement-of-Whitehaven-Miners-Humane-Benevolent-society-30.6.1840-to-30.6.1841.pdf

CMG9-Coal-mines-in-the-Whitehaven-area-collieries-plotted-on-map.pdf

CMG10-Collieries-to-let-cuttings-from-Cumberland-Pacquet-1829-to-1843.pdf

CMG11-Misfortune-in-Kells-Pit-cuttings-from-Whitehaven-News-and-Whitehaven-Gazette-November-1819.pdf

CMG12-Accident-at-William-Pit-Whitehaven-Gazette-July-and-October-1923.pdf

CMG13-Coals-cuttings-from-Whitehaven-Gazette-April-and-August-1923.pdf

CMG14-Election-of-Trustees-Whitehaven-Gazette-21.7.1823.pdf

CMG15-Whitehaven-Miners-as-Munitions-workers.pdf

CMG16-Coal-strike-and-riots-1923-Mayors-statement-4.7.1923.pdf

CMG17-Surface-plan-of-William-Pit-1850.pdf

CMG18-Surface-Plan-of-William-Pit-1883.pdf

CMG19-Surface-Plan-of-William-Pit-1914.pdf

CMG20-William-Pit-plan-24.8.1933.pdf

CMG21-William-Colliery-plan-1960-by-National-Coal-Board.pdf

CMG22-Saltom-Pit-plan-of-surface-1864.pdf

CMG23-Wellington-Pit-plan-1863.pdf

CMG24-Welington-Pit-plan-20.8.1933.pdf

CMG25-Ladysmith-Pit-Power-Station-and-By-Product-Works-plan-25.8.1933.pdf

CMG26-Haig-Pit-plan-29.8.1933.pdf

CMG27-NCB-N.W-area-South-Harbour-Surface-plan-1889.pdf

CMG28-Rules-of-Asby-Colliery-Friendly-Society.pdf

CMG29-Disaster-Memorial-Cards.pdf

CMG30-Plan-of-Whitehaven-and-coal-worked-from-Howgill-and-Whingill-Collieries-9th-July-1791.pdf

CMG31-The-Newhouses-1935.pdf

CMG33-Dead-Town-Comes-To-Life-And-Back-to-Work-weekly-illustrated-26.6.1937.pdf

Cumberland-Miners-Association-Quarterly-Balance-Sheet.pdf

Death-Benefit-Rules-1929.pdf

IMG1-Workington-Haematite-Iron-Company-Cumberland-Pacquet-1841-1865.pdf

IMG2-Mr-M-Dunn-and-the-Hematite-Iron-Company-1863.pdf

IMG3-On-the-Manufacture-of-Iron-Whitehaven-Herald-28.9.1839.pdf

IMG4-Opening-of-the-West-Cumberland-Rolling-Mills-1865.pdf

IMG5-Cumberland-Iron-Ore-Trade.pdf

IMG6-Iron-Works-For-Sale-1828-1838.pdf

IMG7-Mowbray-and-Dyke-Nook-Royalties-1871.pdf

IMG8-Moss-Bay-Hematite-Iron-and-Steel-Company-share-prospectus-1888.pdf

Regulations-in-the-Whitehaven-Collieries.pdf

The-Whitehaven-Brick-and-Tile-Co.-Ltd..pdf

Winding-Engine-Ladysmith-Pit.pdf

The poor in whitehaven

ALE1-Ale-licenses-1822-until-1823.pdf

ALE3-Public-Houses-Hotels-Inns-and-Taverns-of-Whitehaven-1846-until-1958.pdf

CMG31-New-Houses-Plans-1935.pdf

EDN1-Details-of-Green-Row-Academy-Abbey-Holm-Cumberland.pdf

HEA1-Public-Health-Act-Whitehaven-Herald-26.9.1863.pdf

HEA3-Cholera-Victims-1832.pdf

HEA2-Cholera-Morbus-1831-until-1832.pdf

HEA4-Medical-Report-Whitehaven-and-West-Cumberland-Infirmary-1860.pdf

HEA5-Letter-to-Whitehaven-Herald-regarding-water-supply-20.5.1822.pdf

LAW2-Bye-Laws-of-the-Borough-of-Whitehaven-4.9.1902.pdf

OW1b-Solomons-Temple-continued-c.1865.pdf

OWN1-Solomons-Temple-Whitehaven-Herald-10.1865.pdf

OWN1a-Solomons-Temple-c.1865.pdf

OWN2-Now-and-Then-or-Tis-Nearly-A-Century-Since-Whitehaven-Herald-24.5.1859.pdf

OWN3-Account-of-Streets-Places-Lanes-Courts-an-Rows-in-the-town-of-Whitehaven-3.1818.pdf

POV3-Public-meeting-fo-the-relief-of-the-Working-Classes-as-reported-in-Cumberland-Pacquet-20.2.1838.pdf

POV1-Cockermouth-Famine-Board-Wigton-Poor-Law-Union-Cumberland-Pacquet-1839.pdf

POV5-Poor-Law-Guardians-and-Contracts-Cumberland-Pacquet-27.8.1839.pdf

POV4-Report-of-meeting-held-at-Whitehaven-Workhouse-25.3.1838.pdf

POV6-Election-of-Guardians-of-the-Poor-Whitehaven-Union-Cumberland-Pacquet-3.1843.pdf

POV7a-Guardians-of-the-Whitehaven-Union-contracts-for-provisions-clothing-election-of-medical-officers-1839-until-1840.pdf

POV7b-Poor-Law-Commissioners-collection-of-rates-Cumberland-PACQUET-24.4.1840.pdf

POV8-The-New-Poor-Laws-Cumberland-Pacquet-10.1.1837-Pipers-Soup-Kitchen-Cumberland-Pacquet-17.1.1837.pdf

POV9-List-of-Out-Paupers-receiving-weekly-support-from-the-Township-of-Whitehaven-Whitehaven-Gazette-16.8.1819.pdf

POV10b-Select-Vestry-Act-as-reported-by-the-Whitehaven-Gazette-26.6.1820.pdf

POV10a-Public-Meeting-at-the-Poor-House-Whitehaven-Gazette-26.6.1820.pdf

POV11-Report-of-the-Select-Vestry-for-the-Township-of-Whitehaven-Whitehaven-Gazette-31.3.1823.pdf

POV12-Account-of-Receipts-and-Payments-of-the-Guardian-of-the-Poor-of-Whitehaven-year-ending-25.3.1822.pdf

As part of a family visit to the Beacon Museum we have a selection of fun quizzes linked with the displays on floors two and three.

Please download the quizzes from the links below.

More quizzes to follow.

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