Talk:Whitehaven

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The Beacon[edit]

Hello I would like to request that The Beacon is mentioned in the Whitehaven page. The Beacon also needs a page of its own as it is lacking one. However I would like to state that I work for the organisation at this moment in time. (Benjamw (talk) 13:13, 26 February 2012 (UTC))

Whitehaven Festival Co[edit]

I understand Wikipedia does not like someone within an organisation writing about the organisation on wikipedia - but I understand you welcome suggestions. The Whitehaven Festival Co have had a lot of involvement in shaping Whitehaven and thus I merely suggest, it would be beneficial to the users of wikipedia, to have a page about the Whitehaven Festival Co. What do you think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.40.86.55 (talk) 13:08, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Stephen Conroy[edit]

We need to determine whether Stephen Conroy should be regarded as a famous person from Whitehaven - his family lives in Whitehaven, but according to this article: [[1]] he was born in Ely, and therefore, not from Whitehaven.

I don't believe that he should be included in the Whitehaven wiki. --myWhitehaven.net (talk) 11:29, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Early mining history[edit]

The entry "The Whitehaven coal mines were dug c1553 by the monks of St. Bees Priory[citation needed]" cannot be supported. The Benedictine Priory at St. Bees was dissolved in 1539. There could have been a mix up with the date of the lands of Priory passing to Sir Thomas Chaloner, which was in 1553. The earliest reference is under Prior Langton 1256-82 concerning the coal mines at Arrowthwaite. It is suggested this section is re-written. In 1560 Chaloner granted bases of land for digging coal, and in 1586 granted St Bees School liberty "to take 40 loads of coal at his coal pits in the parish of St Bees for the use of the School".Dougsim (talk)

Woodhouse[edit]

Woodhouse is an housing estate on the suburbs of Whitehaven itself. The estate is inbetween Kells and Greenbank and is about a fifteen minute walk to the town centre. The estate is improving as it hasn't had a good reputation from the public in the past. Police, the local council, and people living in the Woodhouse community have worked very hard to improve the state, the reputation, and the increasing crime levels upon woodhouse. Woodhouse is a council estate and also has a number of houses owned by property buyers. The estate has a local fish and chip shop called Finnegans, which does have a good reputation for selling delicious food. There is also a local pub called "the Lion" and a local shop which is part of the nation wide firm, The cooperative. There are also two taxi firms based upon woodhouse and regualr busses running to and from town as public transoprt. The estate has three surroundng schools which cater for infants and juniours, those are, ST. Mary's, Kells county infants school, and Monkwray Junior school. There is also a house on Loweswater Avenue which displays a christmas display of lights every year from the 1st of December to the 31st december and has won several competitions in the past. The estate has local centres and public parks for children of all ages to use. Every summer there is a group which cater for over one hundred children during the school hollidays which allows the children to go on trips to farm parks and theme parks. The group is known as "the summer play scheme" and runs two days a week during the six week hollidays from school. Regular meetings upon the estate are held by the council which allows the members of the public within the commuity to voice there opinions and voice any concerns they have so the estate can be improved. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.143.252.52 (talk) 02:07, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi and welcome. These discussion pages are intented for discussing with other editors how to improve the article. In that context I'm not sure what you're looking for from us by posting this here. Your contributions are welcome, especially as you seem to have some local knowledge and so perhaps can take an objective view of the published literature on the subject. But please stay within wikipedia's policies, in particular (in relation to your contributions to this article) WP:V, WP:RS, WP:NPOV andWP:UNDUE. Finally, please don't be discouraged when editors revert your contributions: it doesn't mean that they are rejected out of hand, rather that constructive discussion needs to take place to gain consensus about how to adapt and use your material. -- Timberframe (talk) 10:22, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I suspect that the above text was placed here accidentally by the editor, who contributed much the same material to the article. I have revised the article version, but ultimately it should (a) be improved with references, and (b) moved to an article on Woodhouse. David Trochos (talk) 12:26, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Rugby league ground in Whitehaven prior to 1933?[edit]

According to rugbyleagueproject.org, Cumberland played Australia on Saturday 24 October 1908 in Whitehaven. As the the Recreation Ground did not have its "ground broken" until 1933, where in Whitehaven was this match played? Or was the match played on the site of Whitehaven RLFC's Recreation Ground, but before the stands were built? Best Regards DynamoDegsy (talk) 08:12, 15 May 2012 (UTC)