IN this edition of nostalgia, we are looking back at photographs of Workington's shops and high street.

The changing face of Workington is evident in these snaps, as we look at what Workington used to look like throughout the decades. However, there are many buildings that are still the same. Many photos show buildings and statues that still look similar today.

One of the most dominant shopping area's in Workington is the Washington Square shopping centre. Scoop acquired Washington Square in June 2014 from Blackstone.

Developed at a cost of around £50million, the scheme opened in 2006 and provides prime retail in the town centre, extending to 263,000 sq ft with 60 retail units. The Centres opening was anchored by Next, River Island and New Look and includes a 427 space car park.

Several vacant units were inherited, including two which had never been let.

Other shops in the collection include the Co-op which was opened by Johnny Briggs, aka Mike Baldwin, from Coronation Street, Routledges on Oxford Street, Mark Taylors shop on Murray Road and Midland Bank on Falcon Street.

Workington M&S is also pictured from 1960 with a modernised shop front. The shop still exists today but the set-up is different.

You can see the building where the library is situated on Oxford Street. Oxford street was once home to the Oxford Picture Theatre, which now is a Wetherspoons, the original name of the building is still visible on the front

The Opera House in Workington, Cumbria originally opened as the Queen's Jubilee Hall and Opera House in 1888. The Theatre was designed by Thomas L. Banks and Charles Harrison Townsend and had a small auditorium with two balconies accommodating 1,130 people.