Workington Through Time
Series: Through Time
- Derek Woodruff
15th September 2011
Workington is an ancient market and industrial town at the mouth of the River Derwent. Some parts of the town north of the River Derwent date back to Roman times. It was in the eighteenth century, with the exploitation of the local iron ore and coal pits, that Workington expanded to become a major industrial town and port. Now it has become a modern industrial town with an ancient and surprising history.
Join Derek Woodruff on this fascinating visual journey to explore Workington Through Time. Recently in the news following a devastating flood, this is a celebration of the area and its people, and has much to amuse and delight anyone familiar with the area. Workington's history, heritage and culture are reflected in its streets, roads and buildings, ancient and modern.