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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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Ironworkers out on strike for 25 weeks

S08205B A MAJOR strike which affected an estimated 7,000 ironworkers brought Millom and Askam to the brink of ruin in 1889.

Last updated 1 October 2014
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Struggling to supply millions of medals

X46104.jpg EXCEPT for acts of special gallantry, Furness men and women who served in the First World War often didn’t get all their medals until 1921.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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New home for museum all set for official opening

S48609BB FINAL touches are being made to the new home for Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life before its official opening next month.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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War put £500m in wage packets

S42656BB WHEN war was declared on August 4 in 1914 Barrow’s chief employer was effectively a firm with one customer.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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Exhibition on conflict

A FIRST World War centenary display, called From Fells to Flanders, can be seen at the Museum of Lakeland Life, Abbot Hall, Kendal, until December 20.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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Fashions in the war

AN event to explore the fashions worn at the time of the First World War is being held in Ambleside this week.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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Impact on town’s life

A LECTURE on the role of a Lakeland community during the First World War is being held at the Rheged Discovery Centre on Thursday, October 16, from 7.30pm.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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Retracing steps of the medieval monks

S48103BB ON Monday, August 8, in 1988 six monks set out to retrace the steps of the last abbot of Furness Abbey, Roger Pele, as he journeyed across the Leven Estaury.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Seaweed extract will cure your ailments

S48142BB An advertisement in a trade directory of around 1900 claims that Fisher’s Seaweed Extract – using Max Shrub – was: “A simple and perfect cure for rheumatism.”

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Geese on the loose

50001739B001.jpg FIFTY years ago Askam folk were on their guard against a gaggle of aggressive geese – said to number more than 100.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Vintage ways to make use of water resources

S48121BB WATER is one of the great assets of the Lake District and has been used in many different ways through the decades.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Closed tower celebrates 50 years

S48417BB THE tower at Thorncliffe school, Barrow, celebrates its 50th birthday today but the only present it is likely to get is a wrecking ball.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Chart-toppers arrive for screaming fans

S48414BB TOMORROW it will be a half-century since the chart-toppers Herman’s Hermits arrived to get the fans dancing at Barrow’s 99 Club in Dalkeith Street.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Help to record what makes a place special

S48141BB A ROADSHOW is being held at Cartmel on Saturday to give people a chance to show what makes their community special.

Last updated 26 September 2014
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Hiding your cash as the soldiers arrived

50023519B004.jpg MORE than 350 years ago the towns and villages in Cumberland and North Lancashire were taking sides in a long and bitter conflict which sometimes saw brothers, or fathers and sons, on opposite sides.

Last updated 26 September 2014
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Furniture gives link to early days of lodge

50067500B006 MEMBERS of masonic lodges in Ulverston and Barrow have celebrated a 150th anniversary this month.

Last updated 24 September 2014
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Branch line once held key to expansion into Lakes villages

S71913B THE Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway is today a short, preserved section of a branch line which stretched from Ulverston but was once in line to be part of something even bigger.

Last updated 23 September 2014
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Fresh air provides a more natural cure

S47132BB FRESH air, bathing and exercise were seen as great virtues for people gradually recovering from industrial ailments and all were in plentiful supply at Conishead Priory on the outskirts of Ulverston.

Last updated 23 September 2014
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Programmes had plenty for thrifty buyers

A0225699.jpg OLD theatre and concert programmes are packed with advertisements for shops you can no longer visit and products which are no longer sold.

Last updated 23 September 2014
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End of line for tourists

0491936.jpg FIFTY years ago the writing was on the wall for summer railway passengers used to making a trip from Ulverston into the Lake District.

Last updated 23 September 2014
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