The large blocky bulding dominating this image was once the 'world headquarters' of the linoleum trade: James Williamson's oilcloth factory made many technical innovations and the products of this building were used throughout the British Empire and elsewhere. Williamson (or his son?) became Lancaster's Member of Parliament, and was ennobled as Lord Ashton. Yet again, the Ashton Memorial, in Williamson Park, creeps into an image, in the background at the extreme left.
The tower apparently extending from the factory roof is actually Lancaster Priory, a few hundred metres away.
Carlisle (railway) Bridge, at the extreme left, is the last crossing point before the sea.
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