On 2 June 2010, the area became the centre of a search after a gunman ran amok in Cumbria. The gunman was identified as 52-year-old Whitehaven taxi driver Derrick Bird and is known to have killed twelve people and injured eleven others before taking his own life in Boot. Two of the victims were shot dead in Seascale; two others in the surroundings of the neighbouring village of Gosforth, along with another victim who was seriously wounded.
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The village is close to the A595 and is served by Seascale railway station on what is now called the Cumbrian Coast Line.
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Seascale is a village and civil parish on the Irish Sea coast of Cumbria in north-west England.
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The noted Victorian author George Gissing based part of one of his novels “The Odd Women” on Seascale and the Lake District. Gissing first visited in 1868/69 as a youngster, and although he only visited Seascale and the Lakes about four times, it left a tremendous impression on him, and he used material from his visits over the course of 30 years of writing.
In 1881 the “Iron Church” of St Cuthbert was built, but was blown down in 1884. Although rebuilt, it was too small for the growing community, and in 1890 a stone church was built to the design of C F Ferguson. In 1886 the Methodist Church, also dedicated to St. Cuthbert, was built nearby.
An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to Scafell Pike and has a total population of 2,823 as taken at the 2011 Census.
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