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Stenlake Publishing - Old Aspatria

Old Aspatria

Author : Trevor Grahamslaw
ISBN : 9781840334838
Cover : paperback
Price : £7.99

The Cumberland village of Aspatria has had a colourful and vibrant history, being part of the disputed territory along the Border and being claimed in turn by both the Scottish and English crowns. Discovery of a rich coal seam in the 1850s lead to swift and comprehensive expansion and with the arrival of the railway the village blossomed. Photographs of Aspatria Agricultural College, The Market Hall, Market Square, The Grapes Hotel after renovation in 1920, Queen Street, King Street and Castle Terrace at the turn of the century, introduce a sparkling collection of images of this very photogenic community. The grand architecture of Brayton Hall next the very attractive, ivy clad Jubilee Lodge (rebuilt after a chest of gunpowder ignited and blew off the roof) contrast well with photos of the Wellington pit head and two miners crouched at the 600 feet level of No. 4 Brayton to operate a Siskol coal cutter.

Old Aspatria
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