A Festive Speakers’ Corner! No time for a coal mine

As this Friday’s ‘Speakers’ Corner’ will be the last one for this year – and will take place only 16 days before Christmas Eve!! – let’s make it a BIG Yuletide one!!

As well as some brilliant local speakers, there’ll also be FREE vegan mincepies & sausage rolls on offer.

Now, even David Attenborough accepts that, to save the natural world AND ourselves, there needs to be a MASSIVE global shift away from meat & dairy farming to a diet that’s essentially plant-based.

And, who knows – given the time of year – there may even be a ‘Mystery Speaker’!!

For those not local, there are 2 main ways of getting there:

TRAIN: There’s a train station at Whitehaven. From there, you can bike; or there’s either a No. 2 bus that leaves from opposite Wilko, which drops off near the site; or you can catch a taxi from Morrisons (£6).

CAR: Please car-share wherever possible. The easiest way – whether you’re travelling from the south or the north – is to get onto the A595, signed Whitehaven. Stay on that road until you see a road off, with traffic lights [R., if travelling from the north; or L., if travelling from the south], signed: ‘St. Bees/Sandwith’ – this is Mirehouse Road. Travel along this until you meet the B5345: turn L. onto St. Bees Road; then, almost immediately, take the first R. onto Wilson Pit Road. The coalmine site is on the L., just after West Coast Composting (Wilson Pit Yard).


So…really hope to see you there!


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