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Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Memories archive

Off to the gasworks to fill pram with coke

S63391BB TWO newspaper entries mark the beginning and the end for Dalton’s gas works.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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History of religion goes under spotlight

THE history of religion goes under the spotlight at a study day being organised by the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University on April 25.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Plea to save work places

S63539BB MILLOM author and poet Norman Nicholson is among the study topics in a conference on links between art and industry on Saturday April 18.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Council volunteers its wagon for army service

S63386BB LAST summer we featured a picture of a wagon with a Barrow registration plate which was being used by the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment as it guarded key transport links in southern England in 1914.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Centenary events mark rail disaster

S63404BB A SERIES of memorial events are being held in May to mark the centenary of Britain’s worst train disaster when 227 were killed – including 214 soldiers on their way to fight in the Gallipoli Campaign against Turkey

Last updated 31 March 2015
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In search of link between town and ship

S63407BB A steam-powered cargo ship called the SS Ulverston fell victim to a German U-boat during the First World War – but there is mystery about what the town’s link is with the vessel and the company which owned it.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Soldiers wait 100 years for burial with military honour

S63537BB TWO First World War soldiers of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment will be among six men buried with full military honours in Belgium next month.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Sea gives up secrets

THE world’s seabeds are littered with the remains of ships and submarines which were sunk in conflict.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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Town yard added to navy power

S43273BB IN 1914 the British Royal Navy was the largest in the world.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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High hopes for new hovercraft service

S63422BB THERE are so many significant centres of population found on the Morecambe Bay coast that several firms throughout the past 50 years have considered a hovercraft service to link them.

Last updated 30 March 2015
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Cinema organ brings silent era back to life

S63023BB THE golden era of the silent screen returns to the Royalty cinema at Bowness next month – with a theatre pipe organ to give the authentic experience of the movies before 1930.

Last updated 26 March 2015
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A battle of bidders for first-class sign

S62602BB EXPECT to spend big if you want to be the next owner of a rare railway sign from Ulverston.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Brave crew saves village from explosives disaster

S62555BB SEVENTY years ago tomorrow a village was spared what could have been a major disaster thanks to the bravery of a rail locomotive crew.

Last updated 20 March 2015
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Medals presented to the masters of speed

S61862BB VETERAN motorcycle racer Les Trotter, from Walney, who contributes to the Mail’s Motorcycling Page on Fridays, visited a colleague of his who turned out to have a collection of medals from past Furness motorcycle racers .

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Revealing the stories of a town at war

S62438BB THE people who contributed family memories, documents and pictures to a First World War research project were given presentation copies of a new book on Monday night.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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A golden jubilee for our giant of the seas

S57073BB A MIGHTY wave rushed across Walney Channel 50 years ago yesterday as the Queen launched British Admiral.

Last updated 18 March 2015
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Ship hit a mine and sank in five minutes

S62325BB WHEN HMS Jason was launched at Barrow in 1892 it was expected to be feared as a greyhound of the sea.

Last updated 17 March 2015
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New tribute to a soldier

S60888BB THE Commonwealth War Graves Commission looks after headstones, graves and memorials to 1.7m men and women around the world.

Last updated 17 March 2015
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Forts battered by big guns of the Royal Navy

S62334BB A CENTURY ago tomorrow the Barrow-built battleship HMS Vengeance would be in a massive artillery duel as the Royal Navy opened its pre-invasion bombardment of Turkish coastal strong points in the Dardenelles.

Last updated 17 March 2015
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Shoe workers feature in night of memories

img470 MAKING and spending your cash is the topic of Thursday’s trip down memory lane at the Askam and Ireleth History Society.

Last updated 16 March 2015
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