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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Empty beer crate used for Easter communion

S33663B BARROW Island vicar, the Reverend John Smythe, had an unusual approach to Easter Monday 50 years ago.

Last updated 18 April 2014
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Traditional ceremony heads to region

S34644B UNLESS Furness ever builds a cathedral, the Blackburn ceremony of giving maundy money to pensioners tomorrow is likely to be the closest this historic event ever comes to Barrow.

Last updated 18 April 2014
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A photographic tour of Barrow 50 years ago

S34630B MUCH has changed since this group of pictures was taken in Barrow and Walney in the 1960s.

Last updated 18 April 2014
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Early hill walk to get the Easter message

S35046B EASTER is often remembered for bleak weather – just as we are all geared up for a day at the beach or a walk in the fells.

Last updated 18 April 2014
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Ever-open door required over housing

S33662B THIS Evening Mail archive picture features one of the first women to become mayor of Barrow.

Last updated 18 April 2014
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Enjoy trip to steam era

S34880B HAVERTHWAITE is featured among pictures of steam railways and their locomotives on show at the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre.

Last updated 18 April 2014
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Monument in spotlight

A0499314_2.jpg THE Barrow Civic and Local History Society holds its next meeting from 2pm on Friday, April 25 at the Trinity Centre, Abbey Road.

Last updated 15 April 2014
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No cash, no fun and full of cold - army camp life

S34983B WALNEY had been used as a training place for territorial soldiers and gunnery practice long before the First World War and already had Fort Walney, near Biggar Bank.

Last updated 15 April 2014
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History on doorstep

AA0394902.jpgRH IF you’ve never been for a look inside Dalton Castle before, make sure you take up the opportunity this Easter.

Last updated 15 April 2014
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Key link from Furness to the outside world

S34879B FORMER Barrow-based engineer Philip Grosse held a launch evening on Friday afternoon for his new book on The Railways of Carnforth.

Last updated 14 April 2014
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Barrow hosts major march

S34621B RELATIONS between the UK and the Irish Republic have mellowed considerably since a major march though the streets of Barrow 25 years ago.

Last updated 11 April 2014
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Building up the interest

MEMBERS and visitors to Askam and Ireleth Local History Group can find out all about Askam’s brick industry on Wednesday.

Last updated 11 April 2014
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Building firm holds key to street name

S71909B.jpg rjs A CHANCE discovery on a national internet newspaper archive has turned up the men most likely to have given Barrow’s Forshaw Street its name.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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New church getting its finishing touches

S33660B FIFTY years ago the final touches were being made to the decorative features in the new St Luke’s Church, Barrow.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Tea and cakes to welcome new queen

S34314B THE Second World War might have been finished for eight years but there was still little to dance in the streets for in 1953.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Learning in the great outdoors

S33652B CHURCH Walk School, at Ulverston, took great advantage of the Hoad and the town’s canal towpath for walks, picnic and nature study.

Last updated 8 April 2014
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Finding bravery in a unexpected places

S33353B AN OUTSTANDING tale of bravery on Cumbria’s coastal railway emerges from a new book looking as some of the nation’s smallest halts.

Last updated 7 April 2014
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Choir in fine voice at birth of a new school

S32570B TODAY’S Evening Mail archive pictures show some key dates in the life of the Grange Church of England Primary School.

Last updated 7 April 2014
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Battle over army site

A0325516.jpg HUNDREDS of Barrow homes were destroyed or damaged during the blitz raids of the Second World War leaving many families sharing and others making the best life they could in old army camps in Barrow, Rampside and Walney.

Last updated 7 April 2014
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Model of first mayor’s yacht set to top £1,000

S33588B SIR James Ramsden was Barrow’s first mayor and built his reputation on developing the Furness Railway – but he was also a keen yachtsman.

Last updated 7 April 2014
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