Aspatria


Aspatria

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Aspatria
latitude= 54.7633
longitude= -3.3281
population = 3,266
shire_district= Allerdale
shire_county = Cumbria
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Workington
post_town= Carlisle
postcode_district = CA7
postcode_area= CA
dial_code= 016973
os_grid_reference= NY145417

Aspatria is a town in Cumberland, England, and is between Maryport and 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.

Geography

The town has a population of about 3,000 people and is administered as part of the Allerdale district 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 Skiddaw in 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 mattress manufacturer Sealy have maintained their UK head office since 1974, where they produce around 3500 beds per week.

There is also a creamery that is operated by First Milk that produces up to 80 tonnes of cheese per 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 ASDA supermarkets. It is also the world's largest manufacturer of "Dairylea Dunkers".

The creamery in Aspatria was acquired by the Milk Marketing Board in 1934.

Aspatria is located at coord|54|46|00|N|03|20|00|W| (54.7667, −3.3333)1.

port

Aspatria is home to rugby union club 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.

Famous people

* Artist Sheila Fell was born in Aspatria.
* Actor Andrew "Tucker" Tomlinson lives 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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