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Thursday, 21 August 2014

A town pioneer for adventurous girls


THE 533,000 members of the Guide Association in the United Kingdom are getting used to a bold new uniform in bright blue and scarlet.

Rose growers battle to take the top prize

BRITAIN’S top rose grower Don Charlton was the star exhibitor 25 years ago when the South Cumbria Rose Festival was held at Hillfoot Garden Centre, Ulverston.

Daily dangers faced by merchant sailors


THE Evening Mail’s on-going First World War centenary exhibition at The Forum in Duke Street, Barrow, has been giving readers the chance to find out more about their links to those who fought in places as far afield as Russia and Afghanistan.

End of an era for village shopkeeper


FEW things have changed more in the past 25 years than the way we do our shopping.

Carriage drivers and stick carvers battled for prizes


THE traditional Hawkshead Show is on Tuesday and to mark the event we have taken a look through the Evening Mail archives to show you some of the leading entries from the show 25 years ago.

Veteran runner, 73 defeats sprint rivals

TOMORROW is Rusland Show and to mark the event we have taken a look through the Evening Mail archive to bring you some of the top entries and results from the event 25 years ago.

Long career of Barrow built sailing ship


WE tend to associate Barrow’s shipbuilding heritage with warships and submarines but in the early years it produced many fine sailing ships.

Heroic ship features in park lake battles


THE memory of one of Barrow’s most heroic ships is kept alive three times a week in a unique public park battle.

Amazing souvenirs of war go on display


THE Evening Mail’s exhibition at Barrow’s Forum to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War has seen some remarkable objects being brought in.

Reunion for war pals who last met in 1945


THIS picture from the Evening Mail archives shows a group of former army pals from the Second World War who got together for an emotional reunion 25 years ago.

School goes back to Tudor age to mark 1994 closure


TWENTY years ago the walls of Urswick Grammar School were covered in vintage pictures as the community said farewell to one the oldest educational sites in the country.

Red tape sees return of bus conductors


IMPROVEMENTS in road transport technology have seen us move from horse and carriage, to tram, bus and motorcar but there have been a few glitches along the way.

Summer holidays go with a big splash


ARCHERY and messing about in boats was well up the shopping list of fun as youngsters made their summer holidays go with a splash in 1989.

Town with range of varied skills to offer


WE are taking a look at a few of the shopkeepers, traders and specialists which used to work in Millom.

Summer drinks and films as war broke out


ANYONE looking at the front page of the Evening Mail – then the North Western Daily Mail – would have no idea that the world was about to descend into chaos on August 4 in 1914.

Chance taken to visit uncle’s grave


AN outdoor service is being held tomorrow morning at the restored memorial to the fallen of Cemetery Cottages in Barrow.

All routes leading to old vehicle show


ALL manner of vintage cars, tractors and motorcycles will be heading for the Green, near Millom, on Sunday for the Millom Motorcyle and Classic Show.

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