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Saturday, 01 November 2014

Furness Abbey’s conservation features in study day

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THE world of medieval religious communities is put under the spotlight in a day of talks hosted by the University of Lancaster on Saturday.

War baby got to meet both her soldier brothers

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THE First World War baby Florence Knox will be 97 next month and has a remarkable letter announcing her arrival into the world to a soldier brother.

Feeding our furnaces with Arctic iron ore

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WHEN the iron ore mines of Furness and South Cumbria had shut or were reaching the end of their productive life a fleet of cargo boats kept the ironworks at Barrow and Millom supplied with a Swedish alternative.

Lakes thinker’s long impact on historians

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THE life of a great Lake District writer and thinker will be celebrated as part of a talks season this autumn.

Faces behind the urge to be fastest

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CONISTON Water and Windermere figure strongly in the quest to be the fastest person on water.

Fighting on frontier as others went home

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NOT all South Cumbrian soldiers spent the First World War in the trenches of France and Belgium.

Apprentices back in touch after 47 years

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A MEMORIES Page article has provided the spark which got former workmates back together after 47 years.

Place for 50 million oysters to call home

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WE turn the clock back 25 years for this look at the rather unusual work of a Walney oyster nursery.

Barrow’s role in end of the age of steam

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THE man responsible for shutting down many of Britain’s rural railway lines was in Barrow 50 years ago to praise the town for its key role in killing off the age of steam.

Appeal launched to save priory treasure

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A MAJOR appeal has been launched to save a unique Cartmel Priory document which is among an archive of historic documents threatened in a planned sell-off.

Ironworkers out on strike for 25 weeks

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A MAJOR strike which affected an estimated 7,000 ironworkers brought Millom and Askam to the brink of ruin in 1889.

Struggling to supply millions of medals

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EXCEPT for acts of special gallantry, Furness men and women who served in the First World War often didn’t get all their medals until 1921.

Chart-toppers arrive for screaming fans

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TOMORROW it will be a half-century since the chart-toppers Herman’s Hermits arrived to get the fans dancing at Barrow’s 99 Club in Dalkeith Street.

Retracing steps of the medieval monks

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ON Monday, August 8, in 1988 six monks set out to retrace the steps of the last abbot of Furness Abbey, Roger Pele, as he journeyed across the Leven Estaury.

Hiding your cash as the soldiers arrived

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MORE than 350 years ago the towns and villages in Cumberland and North Lancashire were taking sides in a long and bitter conflict which sometimes saw brothers, or fathers and sons, on opposite sides.

Vintage ways to make use of water resources

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WATER is one of the great assets of the Lake District and has been used in many different ways through the decades.

Furniture gives link to early days of lodge

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MEMBERS of masonic lodges in Ulverston and Barrow have celebrated a 150th anniversary this month.

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