THE world of medieval religious communities is put under the spotlight in a day of talks hosted by the University of Lancaster on Saturday.
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.
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.
NOT all South Cumbrian soldiers spent the First World War in the trenches of France and Belgium.
A MEMORIES Page article has provided the spark which got former workmates back together after 47 years.
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.
A MAJOR strike which affected an estimated 7,000 ironworkers brought Millom and Askam to the brink of ruin in 1889.
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.
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.
WATER is one of the great assets of the Lake District and has been used in many different ways through the decades.
MEMBERS of masonic lodges in Ulverston and Barrow have celebrated a 150th anniversary this month.
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