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Maryport in Cumbria on the Solway Firth was founded in AD 122 by the Romans as Alauna a fort, which was built as a supply base for the building of Hadrian’s wall which extended eastwards from this point. The extensive remains of the fort and many artefacts can still be seen. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the town was a busy industrial port with iron foundries, coalmining and ship building until the beginning of the 20th century when it was hit by an economic decline coupled with the loss of ship orders due to the docks being too small for the new bigger ships. It briefly recovered during World War II but then suffered a further decline. The last open cast coalmine closed in the year 2000. It has recently undergone regeneration and is becoming known for its boating opportunities and as a tourist destination. It is also famous for the Blues music festival that it hosts each year.

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