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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Memories archive

Rail station mix-up brought firm to town

S66159BB WHITEHAVEN’S loss turned out to be a gain for Barrow when Issiah Stoller, founder of the family furniture firm which is celebrating its 110th anniversary, got off at the wrong railway station.

Last updated 22 May 2015
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Church pulls in drinkers

S29428B BACK in 1905 when Stollers opened its first shop many feared that easy access to alcohol was the cause of many social problems in South Cumbria.

Last updated 22 May 2015
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An invite to party like its 1945

S67225BB MILLOM gets into party mood at the end of the month to mark two anniversaries.

Last updated 21 May 2015
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Take a bus trip back to the past

S65782BB THERE is a chance to ride all day on a variety of vintage buses, of the kind once used by Ribble Motor Services in Furness, during the fifth Morecambe Running Day.

Last updated 21 May 2015
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Film night features lost valley industry

S53028BB THE story of two lost industries of the Leven Valley feature in a film show tonight.

Last updated 21 May 2015
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Diver claims to have found town sub wreck

S67493BB PICTURES taken by a diver may have finally revealed the resting place of the wreck of a Barrow submarine which was sunk in action 73 years ago.

Last updated 20 May 2015
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Mother mourns a son lost at sea

S67223BB WHEN the world recoiled in horror at the sinking of the passenger liner Lusitania on May 7 in 1915, a Barrow mum was among those hoping against hope that her relative had been spared.

Last updated 19 May 2015
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Book recalls cost of war on communities

S67509BB THE sacrifice made by the soldiers of Dalton and Newton in the First World War feature in a new book called Who Do You Think They Were?

Last updated 19 May 2015
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National recognition for special deliverer

S66148BB BACK in May 1990 the Askam postwoman Maureen Burns was a national finalist in a contest to discover Britain’s favourite postie.

Last updated 18 May 2015
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Industry and trade links forged across the waters

S67231BB MOVING bulky and heavy goods by sea, river and canal was the easiest method before the arrival of the railways in the middle of the 19th Century.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Unlocking an island’s story

50068192B000.jpg ART Gene’s Maddi Nicholson and Stuart Bastik explained their work at the spring conference of the Cumbria Industrial History Society, held at the Shap Wells Hotel, near Kendal.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Medal a reward for devotion to fire duty

A0293525.jpg FIREFIGHTERS at Millom have been ready to deal with the town’s emergency calls for more than a century.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Stitching mattresses and carpets in 1946

S67211BB WE can give you an insight into what it was like to work at Stollers almost 70 years ago thanks to 84-year-old Rita Barnes.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Fears over ill children

S67208BB LIFE in South Cumbria was very different when Stollers opened its first shop in 1905.

Last updated 15 May 2015
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Island’s ambition to make cash from salt

S65103BB ATTEMPTS to make cash out of the huge reserves of salt which were found under Walney are the subject of a new book.

Last updated 13 May 2015
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Craft base for county

IF you got married in the 1950s or 1960s then the chances are that your wedding presents included a piece of metalware from the Keswick School of Industrial Arts.

Last updated 12 May 2015
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Emigration link found in anniversary display

S66460BB AN American link has been found by Barrow Salvation Army as part of a living history exhibition to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the national movement,

Last updated 12 May 2015
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Regiment’s disastrous losses as hundreds simply vanished

S66355BB SOUTH Cumbria suffered a disaster on May 8 in 1915 at the Battle of Frazenberg.

Last updated 12 May 2015
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Village will remember

S65179BB MAY 8 saw the first death in battle among the men named on Askam’s war memorial.

Last updated 12 May 2015
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Names of missing 14 carved in stone

S66361BB THE Menin Gate at Ypres bears more than 54,000 names of those killed in the Ypres Salient who have no known graves.

Last updated 12 May 2015
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