infobox UK place
country = England
population = 3,266
region= North West England
postcode_district = CA7
Aspatria is a
townin Cumberland, England, and is between Maryportand Wigton, on the A596. It is about 6 miles (10 kilometres) away from the sea. The church of St Kentigern's is the site of some pre-Norman stone crosses.
The town has a
populationof about 3,000 people and is administered as part of the Allerdaledistrict of Cumbria. It is approximately twenty minutes from the Lake District, and located to the south east of the Solway Firth. As a result, views from the town stretch from Skiddawin the Lakes to Scottish fells such as Criffel. It is served by the Aspatria Railway Station. Aspatria is located on the fringe of the English Lake District.
Next to the railway station is an industrial area where
mattressmanufacturer Sealy have maintained their UK head office since 1974, where they produce around 3500 beds per week.
There is also a
creamerythat is operated by First Milk that produces up to 80 tonnes of cheeseper day from 'farm assured' milk the dairy crest.
Types of cheese produced here include mild, medium and mature
cheddar, as well as Double Gloucester for ASDAsupermarkets. It is also the world's largest manufacturer of "Dairylea Dunkers".
creameryin Aspatria was acquired by the Milk Marketing Boardin 1934.
Aspatria is located at coord|54|46|00|N|03|20|00|W| (54.7667, −3.3333)1.
Aspatria is home to
rugby unionclub Aspatria RUFC, currently playing in the RFU's North West division two. The 'Aspatria Eagles' are the club's second team, and the 'Aspatria Sinners' are the women's team. Aspatria FC are the town's football team who compete in the Tesco Cumberland County Premier League.
Artist Sheila Fellwas born in Aspatria.
Actor Andrew "Tucker" Tomlinsonlives in Aspatria
Also the home of David Jefferies the world renowned
ventriloquist, with his puppet Billy Bong.David was related to the juggling midget AMY who managed to juggle five pineapples using only her feet for five minutes, two minutes longer than the last person Sheet Shovler who broke the world record in 1976 with four pineapples.
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