Wigton in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... if you want to explore Solwayside and the surrounding area. This is all quite compact and you don't need to travel anymore than about 40 miles in any direction to find all these places. The tiny port of Silloth started life as a small ,safe harbour for coastal shipping and it now accommodates vessels of up to 85 metres in length and 5.5 metres draught. Regular cargoes of imported bulk fertiliser, animal feeds and wheat are handled here as well as bulk cement (Blue Circle). Don't exp ect this port to be quaint and attractive like some of those down in ... more
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by - written on 19/08/01, updated on 19/08/01 (Very useful, 125 readings)
Wigton is a small market town in Cumbria which is usually considered part of Solwayside. This area includes the Port of Silloth, and Caldbeck which is John Peel territory. It's a small triangular area which backs on to the Solway Coast. Wigton is a thriving little market town with a variety of business operating in the surrounding area. Wigton is best known as the birth place of Melvin Bragg. It is mentioned in the King James army accomodation survey of 1686 as having just 14 beds and 22 stabling places available for troops. There were only 4 hostelries in the town. Today there is lots of choice whether you want a full a la carte ... Read the complete review
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