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Monday, 01 September 2014

Memories archive

Polish the boots for a new school season

S46172BB AS South Cumbrian schools get ready for the start of a new term and a new season of sporting fixtures we take a look a Barrow junior team from 50 years ago.

Last updated 1 September 2014
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Our links to campaigns of the past

A0393297.jpg THE North Lonsdale History Society starts its autumn programme of talks on Tuesday September 9 with a look at local involvement in the long-running Napoleonic Campaign which ended with the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Giant pond left by the race to exploit our iron riches

S45987BB THESE days the giant pond formed by the Burlington Pit, at Park Mine, near Askam, is a beauty spot admired by ramblers and anglers but was once a scene of some feverish industrial activity.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Reminder of town’s first day at Wembley

S45983BB A SCARCE souvenir of Barrow’s first sporting day out at Wembley is among items in a two-day-sale at Ipswich next month.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Field crammed with 4,000 for country fun

S44329BB TOMORROW is the 128th staging of the Millom and Broughton Show and to mark the event we have taken a look at what it took to win the major trophies 25 years ago.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Slave trade opens new talk season

MILLOM and District Local History Society starts its autumn programme of talks on Friday, September 5, with a look at how fortunes were made in South Cumbria from involvement in the slave trade.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Digging for the story of island’s wartime role

S33354B FIND out how you can help unlock the First World War secrets of Walney Island during the public launch of a major archaeology and art project tomorrow night.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Listen to an island story

THE autumn talks season of the Barrow Civic and Local History Society starts on September 26 with a talk about Walney Island.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Iron riches prompted cross-country route

S45874BB HOW the Victorians found ways to get the iron ore riches of Furness to the iron works of the North East – and bring furnace coke to Barrow – was explained to members of the Cumbria Industrial History Society.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Moving ceremony to heal divisions

S45590BB PATRICK Arnold travelled from his Kirkby home to Dublin at the end of last month to watch a piece of First World War history being made.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Belt badges took two wars to find

THIS remarkable relic of military service was among items brought to the Evening Mail’s First World War centenary exhibition at the Forum.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Long tradition of volunteers

S45601BB THE role played by the men of Furness in the First World War was the topic of a talk to members of the Askam and Ireleth History Group on Wednesday night.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Back to fight for King and country

S45666BB WE know more about one of the names on the Cemetery Cottages war memorial in Ormsgill, Barrow, thanks to the National Archives of Canada.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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When the fairground rides arrived in Barrow

S45595BB MANY readers will have spent some of their most enjoyable bank holidays on the fairground rides which were once a regular feature in the town centre.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Inflationary times when a brew was 5p

S45618BB WE are always ready to complain about rising prices but spare a thought for the shoppers of 1973.

Last updated 22 August 2014
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Reminder from era of RAF base

S44612BB RELICS and archive material from the wartime RAF Millom go on public show again tomorrow.

Last updated 22 August 2014
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Miniature world of railway history comes to county

S45630BB MILLOM is hosting the first of three major county model railway exhibitions this autumn where a world of historic and modern transport will be recreated in miniature.

Last updated 22 August 2014
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Having holiday fun at new horse event

S44335BB AUGUST Bank Holiday Monday 25 years ago saw a day of fun for junior horse and pony enthusiasts.

Last updated 22 August 2014
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Mapping the bay’s features

THE major project led by Barrow-based group Art Gene to map both the major and quirky landscape, flora and historic features on both sides of Morecambe Bay moves to the Heron Corn Mill at Beetham, near Milnthorpe, tomorrow.

Last updated 22 August 2014
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Rail took iron and visitors

SOME of the early transport links between the two sides of Morecambe Bay emerged from research into a guided walk by author and local historian Peter Wade.

Last updated 22 August 2014
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