Whitehaven Links

Other sites about Whitehaven

Virtual Whitehaven Amazing site - lets you walk all aound the town centre and harbour even if you can't visit it for real. Great for Whitehaven folk who have moved away and want to see the town as it is now or for people intending to visit.

Beacon Live Interactive Webcam Looking out across Whitehaven harbour from the top floor of the Beacon Heritage centre

BBC - Cumbria - In Pictures - Whitehaven webcam The live webcam looking out across the harbour from the Beacon - updated every 10 mins.

Whitehaven Harbour - The official site for Whitehaven marina describing the facilites available.

Haig Colliery Mining Museum, Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK A guide to Haig Pit which was Cumbria's last deep coal mine. As with the museum, this site has lots of information on the history of the deadly struggle to win coal from beneath Whitehaven.

The Rum Story - The Dark Spirit of Whitehaven The offical site of the unique visitor attraction explaining the history of rum and sugar and the important part this town played.

The Beacon - Whitehaven museum/ heritage centre.

myWhitehaven.net  One of the best and most comprehensive web sites about Whitehaven featuring history, photos and a forum for articles about Whitehaven.

Whitehaven - Cumbria The Whitehaven section of a much larger site about Cumbria that is full of great pictures and interesting history.

Rediscover Whitehaven Home Page A site focussing on the regeneration of Whitehaven.

Whitehaven Born Bred and Proud A personal website featuring interesting articles on Whitehaven.

Whitehaven.org.uk General Whitehaven site. Features, history, business and tourist information, churches, clubs, attractions.

Digital UK - Whitehaven is the first area to do the switch to Digital TV - find out more.

Whitehaven Coast Project Exploring the history and nature of the coast at Whitehaven including user submissions.

Whitehaven Parish - Site about the Church of England parish church of St. James and the St. Nicholas centre.

Art and Music

Rosehill Theatre - History, Programme and Booking for this splendid little theatre complex on the edge of Whitehaven that features regular concerts by world renowned artists, films and theatrical productions by both local and travelling companies.

Whitehaven and District Amateur Operatic Society contains huge archive of photos from previous productions right back to 1922.

Whitehaven Theatre Group Details of productions and photos from this lively theatrical comapny that have been performing in Whitehaven since the 1970's.

Whitehaven Pottery Once Whitehaven had great potteries - now this small pottery in the Market Place restores some of that tradition and sells both hand thrown pottery and fine china.

Whitehaven Brass Band Traditional brass band that can trace its roots back 150 years. Site contains many historical photos plus calendar of perfomances.

Whitehaven Male Voice Choir Gaining a very strong reputation since formation in 1977 and with many successful performances, often featuring guest soloists, the choir have raised a lot of money for local charities.

Civic Hall - Now run by a charitable trust but still putting on gigs - book tickets online.

Solway Delta Blues The best blues band on the Delta - well the Solway one at least.

the Marratimes Local band who played the Maritime festival and Solfest

Delivo Whitehaven band site features profile, lyrics and audio.

theMazzoni Another great hard rocking band from Whitehaven

the Resolve Egremont band - used to be known as Columbia


Brian Sherwen   Landscapes Events Whitehaven Calendars

Martin Diamond Weddings Portraits

Peter Reay Wedding Portraits

Bay Vista Studios   Weddings photography/videography Portraits

Sovereign Media Ltd   Videography of Weddings and Events - includes videos of Maritime festival

Jason Chambers   Weddings, Portraits and Corporate Events including Whitehaven gallery

Local Government

Copeland Borough Council The local district council website with online services and guide.

Cumbria County Council The county council website featuring education, libraries and other services not offered by the district council.

Jamie Reed, M.P. - Our members personal website.

Jamie Reed, M.P. - They work for you - Elected Representatives monitoring site.

Copeland Homes - Housing trust managing council housing in Copeland

West Lakes Renaissance - West Cumbrian Regeneration company

Britain's Energy Coast - Investment in West Cumbria as a generator of low carbon and renewable energy.


University of Cumbria - Wide range of courses over several campuses at Carlisle, Ambleside, Penrith and Lancaster.

Lakes College Further education college for Whitehaven and Workington.

Whitehaven School The main secondary school for Whitehaven.

St. Benedicts - Roman Catholic Secondary School

St. Beghs - Roman Catholic primary school

St. Gregory's and St. Patrick's - Catholic primary school.

Hensingham Primary School - A school for ages 3-11 at Hensingham.

St. James Infants School - C of E Infant school on High Street.

St. James Junior School - C of E School for juniors situated behind St. James Church.

Jericho - Jericho Community Primary School

Kells Infants School - Primary school in South Whitehaven with nursery class.

St. Mary's, Kells - Catholic primary school for South Whitehaven.

Mayfield - School for pupils with educational difficulties

Monkwray - South Whitehaven community junior school serving Woodhouse, Kells, Sandwith and Greenbank.

Valley Primary School - Primary School serving Mirehouse estate.


Whitehaven News The weekly newspaper featuring news, sport and articles.

BBC - Cumbria - Homepage The corporation's strong commitment to local issues.

Times and Star  for news, sport, information and comment from North Cumbria and The Lake District.

News & Star  for news, sport, information and comment from North Cumbria and The Lake District.

Clubs & Organisations

Whitehaven Rugby League Club - Official site of this great club.

Marras - Website for Whitehaven Rugby League Club fans.

Whitehaven Golf Club - Situated between Moresby Parks and Harras Moor this a links with a view of the Western Fells.

Whitehaven Sea Cadets Based on the hrabourside in the training ship Bee

1030 Air Cadets Squadron Whitehaven' s air force training squadron.

Whitehaven Radio Control Club - Local enthusiasts who fly and sail by radio control.

Whitehaven Lions Local branch of the Lions organisation who raise funds at the local level for helping the community.

Whitehaven Rotary Club Local arm of the International organisation promoting peace and ethical standards whilst raising funding to help communities and those in need.

Whitehaven MAG - Local Motorcycle Action Group organising rallies and other events.

Family History

GENUKI - Resources for genealogy about Whitehaven

The Scarrows - family history including 3 Master mariners and details of their voyages from Whitehaven

If you have produced a website about your Whitehaven ancestors please contact me via the link on my homepage so that I can add a link to this section

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