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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Memories archive

Lakes thinker’s long impact on historians

S50544BB THE life of a great Lake District writer and thinker will be celebrated as part of a talks season this autumn.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Afternoons of tea and talks

S15041B.jpg AFTERNOONS of tea and local history talks are on offer at the Coniston Institute.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Stylish living

THE gradual transformation of defensive towers into lavish country residences will be outlined in a talk to the Barrow Horticultural Society next month.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Faces behind the urge to be fastest

S49488BB CONISTON Water and Windermere figure strongly in the quest to be the fastest person on water.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Rare souvenir of movie heroes Stan and Ollie

S49483BB IN a long stage and screen career the Ulverston-born comic actor Stan Laurel signed hundreds of items and featured on many thousands of souvenirs.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Ticket tells the story

S49484BB A SPECIAL ticket has come to light after the Memories Page featured the Barrow visit of British Railways chairman Dr Richard Beeching.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Tiny piece of history

S49469BB AT times of national crisis governments tend to forget about the need to keep the country supplied with the small change needed by shoppers, traders and major industrialists.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Folklore in spotlight

THE county group which supports the work of local history societies is holding a talks day next month.

Last updated 10 October 2014
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Fighting on frontier as others went home

S48816BB NOT all South Cumbrian soldiers spent the First World War in the trenches of France and Belgium.

Last updated 7 October 2014
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Dig deep for the war effort

S48906BB UP to 35,000 men and women worked away at Barrow during the First World War to keep the armed forces supplied with shells and armour-plated ships but they could not have been so effective without the help of a Lakeland mine.

Last updated 7 October 2014
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How a regiment geared up for war

S48902BB THE Border Regiment saw a transformation in how it was organised and in its numbers during the First World War.

Last updated 7 October 2014
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Pioneers of flight from water learn skills on lake

S39489B WINDERMERE became the place where pilots were trained to take off from water ready for important scouting and gunnery spotting work in the First World War.

Last updated 7 October 2014
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Apprentices back in touch after 47 years

S48415BB A MEMORIES Page article has provided the spark which got former workmates back together after 47 years.

Last updated 6 October 2014
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Barrow’s role in end of the age of steam

S48802BB THE man responsible for shutting down many of Britain’s rural railway lines was in Barrow 50 years ago to praise the town for its key role in killing off the age of steam.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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Place for 50 million oysters to call home

S48618BB WE turn the clock back 25 years for this look at the rather unusual work of a Walney oyster nursery.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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Collecting rare cards and dried out ferns

S48834BB MILLIONS of cigarette cards were collected by boys and girls from the 1890s to the Second World War and the vast majority of them are worth next to nothing.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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War links poetry day

50039852F012.jpg FAMOUS Millom poet Norman Nicholson shares his birth centenary with the start of the First World War.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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Weekend of transport fun

S31772B.jpg THE Furness Model Railway Club holds its 52nd model railway and transport exhibition next weekend.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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New details on 1970 palace visit

S48808BB WE have some extra details for an MBE presentation held at Buckingham Palace in 1970 (Memories, September 4).

Last updated 2 October 2014
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Appeal launched to save priory treasure

S48408BB A MAJOR appeal has been launched to save a unique Cartmel Priory document which is among an archive of historic documents threatened in a planned sell-off.

Last updated 2 October 2014
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