Florist Shop, Maryport

Earlier today, I undertook a photo tour around Maryport which is now a fishing and tourist based community situated on the Solway Coast in N.W. England.

Going back into the Roman occupation period of 2nd-5th centuries, what is now Maryport was home to a major fort, Aluana, which formed part of the defences which secured the S.W.flank of Hadrian’s Wall on which I will report tomorrow.

Maryport evolved out of a small fishing hamlet and grew to prosperity during the Industrial Revolution on the back of coal exports, ship building, railways and other industries which included shoe manufacture, food production, buttons and baby wear most of which is now defunct.

However, the town remains prosperous with a diversity of shops and much new residential housing in evidence. Population is about 9,500.

 

Queen Victoria Silohuette, Maritime Museum, Maryport

Public Art and River Ellen, Maryport, Cumbria

 

Church and Town, Maryport, Cumbria

Dock at Maryport, Cumbria

Working Boats at Maryport, Cumbria

Maryport Harbour, Cumbria

Maryport Marina, England

Sailors Return Pub, Maryport

Cross Quays Fish & Chips, Maryport, Cumbria

Thomas Henry Pub, Maryport

Senhouse Street, Matyport, Cumbria

Middle Tap Pub, Maryport, Cumbria

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