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Monday, 04 May 2015

Memories archive

Ideas led to building style and new jobs

S65978BB THE huge impact made by Victorian thinker John Ruskin was put under the spotlight at a conference held by the Cumbria Industrial History Society.

Last updated 1 May 2015
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Find story of families

WALNEY library, on Central Drive, is hosting a morning on how to find out more about family history.

Last updated 1 May 2015
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Public Hall date for top recording stars

S65955BB FIFTY years ago the big Barrow venues were attracting some of the top names in the recording industry.

Last updated 1 May 2015
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Treasures seen in 3D

S65769BB HISTORIC objects are to get the modern movie treatment when Vatican Museum 3D is shown at a Lakeland cinema.

Last updated 1 May 2015
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Small trains at the station

S65779BB MODEL railways go on show in the appropriate setting of a former train station this weekend.

Last updated 1 May 2015
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Did resurrection man become slave trader?

S61295BB A POSSIBLE link to Millom has emerged from research into the activities of slave traders working out of Lancaster and Liverpool in the 18th century.

Last updated 1 May 2015
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Line carried iron ore and sick coal miners

S65768BB THE story of how Barrow sought new routes to get its iron ore to the north east of the country and bring back coke for its furnaces was explored on a walk along the former trackbed of the Hincaster branch, between Arnside and Milnthorpe.

Last updated 30 April 2015
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Off to beach under a mountain of slag

S65168BB WHEN the ironworks at Barrow was a Victorian world leader it poured out a mountain of molten waste material which was too heavy and bulky to move far.

Last updated 30 April 2015
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High toll in struggle for beaches and barren hills

S65201BB MANY South Cumbrian lives were lost and scores of others afflicted by illness and injury as northern regiments joined the men of Australia, New Zealand, France and India in the Gallipoli landings 100 year ago.

Last updated 28 April 2015
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Verses tell of lost lives

P07322 LYNNE Wilkinson, who looks after the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones at St Luke’s Churchyard, Haverigg, was sent a poem to mark the sacrifices made by young men in Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Last updated 28 April 2015
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Town ship took centre stage for major amphibious landing

S65206BB WHEN the troops went ashore at Gallipoli 100 years ago, much of the control over who went where was carried out from a Barrow-built ship.

Last updated 28 April 2015
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Nation’s tribute for five flying heroes

S65210BB THE huge sacrifice made by Australia in the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign is being marked with major ceremonies today.

Last updated 24 April 2015
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Mystery lady to sell at auction for £10k

S65092BB THE celebrated artist Helen Bradley was born in Lees, near Oldham, in 1900, but in later life struck up a strong link with the Lake District.

Last updated 24 April 2015
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Winning village team could get 1,500 fans

S61755BB THE Memories Page item on the trophy-winning exploits of Swarthmoor Football Club in the 1946/7 season (April 10) prompted plenty of calls – including one from a former player.

Last updated 24 April 2015
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Selling the secrets of ship technology

0417069.jpg THE Edwardian era was perhaps the high watermark of success for the British shipbuilding industry with yards like Vickers at Barrow selling warships to navies around the world.

Last updated 24 April 2015
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Classic cars set to return

S42661BB THE winter dust covers are about to come off as the historic Leighton Hall gets ready for another visitor season.

Last updated 24 April 2015
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Learning is fun at outstanding pre-school

HINDPOOL Nursery School is well-established with an excellent reputation offering education and childcare for aged between two and four years old.

Last updated 23 April 2015
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When pop chart-topper Angie Gold took charge behind Cumbria bar

S65080BB BACK in 1990 pop star Angie Gold was the new landlady at the King William IV Hotel at Kirksanton.

Last updated 23 April 2015
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Money link to territories

S65086BB WILLIAM IV was the last of the Hanoverian kings of England to also rule in his historic German territories.

Last updated 23 April 2015
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Getting the wheels turning at old mill

S65077BB THE Friday afternoon talk at Barrow Civic and Local History Society is about the water mills of South Cumbria so we have turned the clock back 25 years to look at a restoration project at Gleaston.

Last updated 22 April 2015
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