Maryport


Maryport used to be a thriving port town on the west coast of Northumbria. It begun its decline after its coal and steel industries collapsed in the early 20th Century. The nearby town of Workington superseded Maryport as it offered prosperity in its opportunities for employment. By the early 1920's Maryport became dormant. This series of images documents the town in this way. The photographs depict the deadpan demeanour of Maryport's coastal urban landscape. Spaces formerly interacted with by the towns inhabitants yet appear absent of human interaction. 

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