Class 4 - Maps and Archives

Class: Mr Carruthers - Class 2 Year: 2018 - 2019

Our Maps theme has led us to a hidden away part of Whitehaven's history....

Before computers, all documents and information had to be stored on paper (amongst other materials!!).  We found that there is a place in Whitehaven where all these old documents and maps are still kept.  Some of them date back hundreds of years!!  One of the old parchments was written on stretched out sheep skin (disgusting).

We had an awesome day discovering the archives and using old documents to find out about Whitehaven's history.

Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG