DURING the Second World War food was in short supply and you needed a ration book and coupons to get many basic items.
YOU might expect a trouser press or a wi-fi connection from your hotel or guest house but perhaps not to be met at the railway station by a horse and carriage.
VINTAGE buses which once earned their keep on the roads of Furness and the Lake District were in action on Sunday.
AMONG the many thousands to struggle ashore under rifle and machine gun fire during the first of the Gallipoli Campaign landings 100 years ago were men of the 1st Battalion of the Cumbrian-based Border Regiment.
THE 150th anniversary of the famous penny black stamps was marked in an unusual way back in May 1990.
SOUTH Cumbria has a long tradition of variety entertainment and these Evening Mail archive pictures from the 1980s and 1990s show a return to the good old days by the Ulverston-based Gaiety Ensemble.
WHITEHAVEN’S loss turned out to be a gain for Barrow when Issiah Stoller, founder of the family furniture firm which is celebrating its 110th anniversary, got off at the wrong railway station.
THE story of two lost industries of the Leven Valley feature in a film show tonight.
PICTURES taken by a diver may have finally revealed the resting place of the wreck of a Barrow submarine which was sunk in action 73 years ago.
THE sacrifice made by the soldiers of Dalton and Newton in the First World War feature in a new book called Who Do You Think They Were?
BACK in May 1990 the Askam postwoman Maureen Burns was a national finalist in a contest to discover Britain’s favourite postie.
WE can give you an insight into what it was like to work at Stollers almost 70 years ago thanks to 84-year-old Rita Barnes.
ATTEMPTS to make cash out of the huge reserves of salt which were found under Walney are the subject of a new book.
AN American link has been found by Barrow Salvation Army as part of a living history exhibition to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the national movement,
WE can tell you the story behind this VE Day picture from May 8 in 1945 thanks to one of those shown on it.
ONE of the oldest and best known of South Cumbria’s companies is celebrating its 110th birthday this year.
TOMORROW will mark the 70th anniversary of the VE Day celebrations for Victory in Europe against the forces of Nazi Germany.
POLITICS is serious stuff as thousands of South Cumbrians get ready to cast their votes tomorrow but in the dim and distant past our Parliamentary elections were often an excuse for drunken behaviour and blatant bribes.
THE seabed off Turkey is littered with the rusting hulks of landing craft, submarines and mighty battleships which were all naval victims of the Gallipoli Campaign 100 years ago.
REGULAR Memories Page contributor Allan Hodgson has reached his 90th birthday and has helped celebrate the event by writing a book on what it takes to reach such a grand age and still have a smile on your face.
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