Today, we visited the town of Silloth which is located on the Solway Firth with views of Scotland to the north.This town was described to us as being “tired”, a description which may have an element of truth in it but we found the town basically clean and relatively prosperous although perhaps not first choice for a vacation.

Silloth exists due to an Act of Parliament in 1855 which authorised the building of a railway and dock facilities on the low-lying sandy coastline, a project which was completed in 1859 and hence this year is the 150th anniversary of completion. The dock still exists but the railway has gone although traces of it can be seen in the landscape.

Here is a video clip taken in the centre of the town