Local History

The library is currently the home to the Marsden Banner under the care of the Marsden Banner Group, who obtained the banner in 2013.  It has been on display in Whitburn Library since April 2014

There is also on display a bronze statue of Lewis Carroll,  a world famous writer famous for his childrens fiction such as ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.  Lewis Carroll frequently came to Whitburn to visit his cousins and is said to have written parts of his famous sequel, ‘Through the Looking Glass’ whilst staying in Whitburn including the poem ‘The Jabberwocky’. On one beach walk in the area he is said to have met a carpenter and supposedly came across a stuffed walrus in the town, which gave the inspiration to the verse ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’.


If you can help us with any other information that can be used in this section to promote the heritage of the village (photos, stories etc.) please contact us at info@whitburnlibrary.co.uk

A large amount of information about the heritage of the village is available here:

Whitburn Village Heritage Society

marsden banner group (Whitburn) – Home (chessck.co.uk)