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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Polish the boots for a new school season

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AS South Cumbrian schools get ready for the start of a new term and a new season of sporting fixtures we take a look a Barrow junior team from 50 years ago.

Giant pond left by the race to exploit our iron riches

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THESE days the giant pond formed by the Burlington Pit, at Park Mine, near Askam, is a beauty spot admired by ramblers and anglers but was once a scene of some feverish industrial activity.

Field crammed with 4,000 for country fun

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TOMORROW is the 128th staging of the Millom and Broughton Show and to mark the event we have taken a look at what it took to win the major trophies 25 years ago.

Digging for the story of island’s wartime role

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FIND out how you can help unlock the First World War secrets of Walney Island during the public launch of a major archaeology and art project tomorrow night.

Iron riches prompted cross-country route

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HOW the Victorians found ways to get the iron ore riches of Furness to the iron works of the North East – and bring furnace coke to Barrow – was explained to members of the Cumbria Industrial History Society.

Moving ceremony to heal divisions

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PATRICK Arnold travelled from his Kirkby home to Dublin at the end of last month to watch a piece of First World War history being made.

When the fairground rides arrived in Barrow

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MANY readers will have spent some of their most enjoyable bank holidays on the fairground rides which were once a regular feature in the town centre.

Woodland products for the textile mills

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A VICTORIAN steam engine will be setting the machinery in motion at a South Cumbria bobbin mill this weekend.

A town pioneer for adventurous girls

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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