Note the quality of motoring in downtown Workington in the late 1970's..... Two Allegros and a Marina. (I suspect that the blurred car to the right is a Marina as well... I must have used a slow shutter speed!).
I was very kindly given the two monochrome photographs on this page. Other shops as I remember were Kelsick little's Decorators (next to the bridge), and Alec's paper shop. Through the bridge on the left were Cross' Greengrocers and Parness' Chemists. I seem to remember the other shops being a baby-clothes, or dressmaker's(?) shop - 'Mary's' - and one which always looked to be closed down. A K6 telephone kiosk shies away to the left in the recess beneath the bridge buttress.
Walter Willson's shop was still on the corner of Mason Street and Harrington Road. Next door - adjacent to the bridge - was Toole's Tobacconist and Sweet-Shop.
This church was on the corner of Harrington Road and Gray Street, opposite what was Archer's Bakery. I can't exactly remember when it was demolished - Early 1980's, I think.
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