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Workington Diamond Jubilee petition on display

An 85ft (26m) long petition is to go on display in west Cumbria.

The document, containing 1,600 names, was collected in Workington in 1897 by people hoping to open up a route to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

But, as Mark McAlindon reports, it may have been a ploy by speculators to force up land prices.

  • 02 May 2012