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Tuesday, 03 March 2015

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FOOD REVIEW: Dolly Blue Bar and Grill, Whitewater Hotel, Backbarrow

S60809BB THERE are certain firsts in life which you never forget. Your first kiss. The first time your dad took you to a football match. The first birth of your first child.

Last updated 27 February 2015
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Town’s comic genius was joking to the end

0481148 FIFTY years ago this week the world of comedy lost one of its timeless stars with the death, aged 74, of Ulverston-born Stan Laurel.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Appeal saves husband but who killed wife?

S60498BB ON this day in 1931 a Millom man was facing a date with the hangman after being found guilty of murdering his wife.

Last updated 25 February 2015
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Adapting to army life in a front line trench

S60232BB HOW a group of part-time soldiers gradually went from guarding railway stations to the grim reality of trench warfare was described in a talk by museum curator Peter Donnelly.

Last updated 24 February 2015
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Professional soldier rose through ranks

S60233BB THE career of a soldier who rose through the ranks to be a brigadier general in the First World War has emerged from a new book.

Last updated 24 February 2015
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In tribute to brothers

S05413B AMONG the names on Ulverston war memorial are a pair of brothers called Chorley.

Last updated 24 February 2015
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Experiences of volunteer nurse

S59896BB THE story of a First world War nurse in words and cinema forms part of the Words by the Water festival being held at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake next month.

Last updated 24 February 2015
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Tokens too great a temptation to boys

MANY readers will remember putting plastic or metal tokens out on the doorstep each morning for the milkman to replace with bottles of milk.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Lakes view set to make £5,000

S60199BB A LAKELAND oil painting is set to make up to £5,000 when it is offered at auction next month.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Aspiring towns lit their names in gas

S60154BB THE rise of gas lighting on the streets and in the home can be a useful guide to the growth and relative importance of Cumbria’s towns.

Last updated 20 February 2015
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Unlocking secrets of our past generations

S59891BB AN ever-growing number of people are busy trying to find out about the generations which came before them – but where do you start looking?

Last updated 16 February 2015
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My battle alongside the young Winston

S59247BB IT’S hard to imagine the British wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill as a young man but back in 1898 he was fightng in a very different conflict in the company of a South Cumbrian man.

Last updated 13 February 2015
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Abbey provided town its key trading role

A0021995.jpg THE emergence of Dalton as the trading capital of Furness was explored during a talks day at Lancaster University.

Last updated 13 February 2015
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Patent has home proof

S49245BB ON January 29 we asked if readers knew where the airship designer and inventor Barnes Wallis lived during his time with Vickers in Barrow.

Last updated 13 February 2015
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Plenty of prizes for a growing passion

S59635BB AS keen vegetable growers start to chose their seed potatoes and onion sets ready for the start of the planting season, we take a look at some of the finished products.

Last updated 13 February 2015
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Baron pays with his head for losing battle

S59539BB IN the days when important people lived in great castles, you could be one lost battle, bad debt, or poor political alliance from losing the lot.

Last updated 12 February 2015
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Three-way battle to be top of the traders

0312251 WINDERMERE has long been a key attraction for the Lake District and there has been an equally long struggle to be The Lakes’ chief trading centre.

Last updated 9 February 2015
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Praise for wartime work of ground crew

S57489BB THERE has always been plenty of praise for daring pilots and flight crews who carried out bombing raids during the Second World War – but ground crews are often overlooked.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Stone tower saved man from high tide

S56849BB IT is hard to travel anywhere without using bridges to cross railway lines, rivers and even canals.

Last updated 9 January 2015
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Tracing ties between artists and industry

A0046000 ART and industry might seem strange bedfellows but there have been strong county links going back more than a century.

Last updated 8 January 2015
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