British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography. The town also houses the British Cattle Movement Service , a government agency set up to oversee the British beef and dairy industry following the BSE crisis in Britain; it is located in former steelworks offices. After the war the club reformed as Workington Golf Club and moved to the present Hunday Wood location. Archived from the original on 24 November The Workington Transport Heritage Trust,  preserves the transport heritage of Workington and the surrounding area and is run by volunteers. Sport and Society in Preindustrial England. During the Second World War , a strategically important electric steel furnace which produced steel for aircraft engine ball bearings was moved to Workington from Norway to prevent it falling into Axis hands.
With Cumbria as the world’s premier source, and the local coalfield providing energy for steel production, the world’s first large-scale steelworks was opened in the Moss Bay area of the town. Keswick’s “Cars of the Stars” museum provided a stunt driving display. Operated throughout its life by Graves Cinemas Ltd. It was designed by local architect Tom Nicholson and had a foyer lined with Australian Walnut panelling and chrome fittings. Several works of public art were installed in the town centre, including:. This initiative led to Workington’s brief history of train manufacturing; the trains were generally considered to be badly designed [ by whom? Institution of Civil Engineers.
Archived from the original on 17 September Some industry experts have also questioned their safety compared to other commuter train types, such as the Sprinter [ citation needed ]. Workington manufactured ‘Pacer’ railbus and hippldrome type commuter trains and Leyland National buses. It was designed by local architect Tom Nicholson and had a foyer lined with Australian Walnut panelling and chrome fittings.
The town has a professional rugby league team: The Leyland National was based on an Italian design, which included an air conditioning unit, roof mounted in a pod at the rear of the bus. A Viking sword was discovered at Northside, which is believed to indicate that there was a settlement at the river’s mouth. However in a small town this still proved too large and the Ritz Cinema closed on 28th February and was demolished the following month.
The Carnegie Theatre and Theatre Royal cindma still open and put on performances all year round. For the first 25 years of the process, until Gilchrist and Thomas improved upon it, phosphorus-free haematite was required.
The Cumbrian Coast Line provides rail connections from Workington railway station to Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, with occasional through trains to Lancaster and Preston. Other Art Deco style artefacts were rescued from the building before the wrecking crew moved in.
Teams and individuals from both greens compete in local, regional and national competitions.
Plaza Cinemas in Workington, GB – Cinema Treasures
An Illustrated History from Earliest Times to The results of Hippodome championships guide selection of sorkington county teams to compete in the English Schools Athletic Association Championships. Many Workington residents are employed outside the town in the nuclear industry located in and around SellafieldWest Cumbria’s dominant employment sector.
Industries in the town today include chemicals, cardboard, the docks originally built by the United Steel Co. Speedway returned to Workington  and the team has operated with varying degrees of success, but inthey won the Young Shield  and the Hhippodrome League Four-Team and Pairs Championships. The town also houses the British Cattle Movement Servicea government workibgton set up to oversee the British beef and dairy industry following the BSE crisis in Britain; it is located in former steelworks offices.
Workington has opportunities for track and field, triathlonroad runningcross-countryfell running and orienteering. The plant was closed in August Workington lies astride the River Derwenton the Hippodrme Cumbrian coastal plain. After the loss of the two industries on which Workington was built, coal and steel, Workington and the whole of West Cumbria became an unemployment blackspot.
In the past Workington was a big town for variety acts and theatre and hosted many top acts including Tommy Cooper and Shirley Bassey. Hippodrmoe area had a long tradition of iron smeltingbut this became particularly important with the invention by Sir Henry Bessemer of the Bessemer processthe first process for mass production of mild steelwhich previously had been an expensive specialist product. Sport and Society in Preindustrial England.
A top job with ITV has gone to a man with Rowrah roots. North West Orienteering Association. Workington Comets are the town’s professional speedway team,  which aorkington in the British Speedway Premier League.
Workington Town located at Derwent Park stadium.
Sue Hayman is the MP for the constituency of the same name that includes other towns in Workington’s hinterland. You must login before making a comment.
Very sad that it was demolished too. Archived from the original on 2 December In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In several bridges were damaged or destroyed by the River Derwent during the floods. This initiative led to Workington’s brief history of train manufacturing; the trains were cibema considered to be badly designed [ by whom?
During the s, films were also shown at the Opera House. Described as ‘The wrokington free festival in Workington’s history’, the festival included a free children’s fun fair in Vulcan Park and stage and street entertainnment. Considered ‘one of the premier courses in Cumbria’ it has been influenced by FG Hawtree   during the s and by Howard Swan today.
Volvo Buses bought out Leyland Buses in and bythe factory had closed with the loss of jobs. This page was last edited on 7 Februaryat Cineam 9 January Over the years, Workington athletes have earned English Schools Championship honours.
Workington Iron and Steel. Places adjacent to Workington. West Cumberland Orienteering Club. Archived from the original on 24 November The former bus plant, located in Lillyhall, just outside hippofrome Workington, is now a warehouse for the logistics company Eddie Stobartwho bought the then derelict factory in