Workington at Work by Derek Woodruff, £14.99

WORKINGTON at Work takes us on a journey through the life of this West Cumbrian town and its people, from pre-industrial beginnings through to the present day. In a fascinating series of contemporary photographs and illustrations, it looks at the impact that the Industrial Revolution had on the population and the consequences of rapid urbanisation, the changes in the industrial landscape during the Victorian era, and the impact of war and the post-war decline of its heavy industries. It takes us through the years of depression and decay to 21st Century regeneration and projects such as the £50 million Washington Square shopping centre and mixed use complex, named as the ‘best commercial project’ in north-west England.