Friday, 25 January 2008


This article refers to the demise of the retail sector in Irlam and Cadishead which without doubt was severely affected by the opening of the country's first hypermarket in the 1970s. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Irlam and Cadishead once possessed Britain's longest high street (some three miles). However, many shops have closed and remain derelict. The concrete shopping referred to in the article was actually demolished a few years ago, replaced by a housing development. Other infill residential developments have also began to diminish the area's retail stock. There are few signs of recovery - so the signs don't too good for Workington.

Source: times and star workington lake district, workington news sport, west cumbria news, lake district news

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