FOR this week's Nostalgia edition we wanted to take a look at Cockermouth Castle.

The historic building has been a focal point of the Cumbrian town for centuries, sitting right on the edge of the Lake District.

Originally an earth and timber fort built in the 1100s, the castle was rebuilt in stone in the early 13th century with materials from a Roman settlement.

Significant additions were made in the 13th and 14th century. The castle played a significant role in the War of the Roses and the Civil Wars of the 1640s.

After this it was dismantled by the orders of parliament, with much of the building still being in a ruinous condition.

Nowadays, the castle is open to the public whilst for many years it was only open on special occasions. In July the castle would usually be open when the Cockermouth Festival takes place.

The castle sits right beside the former Jenning's Brewery which made beers and ales that were drank across the country for generations. It also sits on the junction of the rivers Cocker and Derwent, it is a Grade I listed building and a scheduled monument.

The building was home to Lady Egremont before her death in 2013. Cockermouth Castle was one of 135 sites from North West England included on the Heritage at Risk Register, maintained by English Heritage and later Historic England.

The conservation situation was exacerbated in December 2015, when northern England experienced historically heavy rainfall triggering flooding.

These photos show what has happened at the castle in years passed, we hope that the pictures help to bring back some fond memories for some of you.