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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Cows replace soldiers on anti-aircraft duty

S47147BB MORE than 70 years ago the drone of German aircraft engines in the darkness brought into action a lonely, isolated field facing Morecambe Bay.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Comic stan turns into weather man

S47144BB THE popularity of the Ulverston-born comic actor Stan Laurel shows no sign of fading among collectors.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Finding out about the men who never returned

TOMORROW’S Askam history display offers a chance to find out about the men of Askam and Ireleth who went off to the First World War and did not live to see peace.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Take the chance for a close look at heritage

A0129862.jpg TALKS, walks, displays, paintings and even home cooking feature among the things you can do during Heritage Open Days.

Last updated 11 September 2014
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Gymnasts required in story of showman

S45387BB TODAY’S pictures are drawn from an extensive collection of theatre programmes which were brought to the Evening Mail office at Barrow by a reader.

Last updated 10 September 2014
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Fighting postmen remember their comrades

S43061BB THE impact of the First World War on South Cumbrian businesses can be clearly seen by this picture of postal workers.

Last updated 9 September 2014
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Grab a souvenir of the Great War

S46681BB WE have a limited number of genuine coins dated from 1914 to 1918 to give away to visitors tomorrow at the Evening Mail’s First World War exhibition in the Forum, on Duke Street.

Last updated 9 September 2014
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Village puts research effort on public show

S46884BB THE results of an extensive research project by members of the Askam and Ireleth History Group, the parish council and the Women’s Institute goes on public display on Sunday.

Last updated 9 September 2014
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The vintage wagon which left town with the troops

S45114BB THRE was no conscription for military service until 1916 but a Barrow motor wagon got an early taste of army life.

Last updated 9 September 2014
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Hero captain does honours

S46882BB WHEN St Peter’s Church at Ireleth wanted to unveil its memorial plaque to men of the parish who were killed in the First World War a local hero was called on.

Last updated 9 September 2014
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Remembering soldiers buried overseas

S46881BB MANY South Cumbrian soldiers who died and were buried overseas have their names included on family headstones.

Last updated 9 September 2014
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Railway took miners for rest in the country

S69090B THE South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway opened in 1862 to take Furness Iron ore to the North East and bring back coke for the new furnaces of Barrow and Millom.

Last updated 8 September 2014
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Golden days when two wheels were always best

S45616BB WE are taking a look at some vintage South Cumbrian motorcycles and scooters today to mark an upcoming show.

Last updated 8 September 2014
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Bidding battle for falling Lakes leaves

S46579BB AUTUMN leaves are falling on a painting of Coniston which is set to make more than £1,000 in a county autumn room next week.

Last updated 8 September 2014
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Finding the cash to keep lifeboats at sea

S46680BB BARROW lifeboat service will celebrate its 150th birthday tonight at a gala dinner and a key factor in its long life has been the ability to keep the funds coming in.

Last updated 5 September 2014
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War horses being put to the test

S46171BB IT was not only the young men of Furness who went off to war in 1914 – many of the district’s best race horses and plough animals also made the trip to war-torn France and Belgium.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Get your free war souvenirs at Mail display

S46300BB TOMORROW is the 75th anniversary of Britain joining the Second World War and to help mark the event we have a limited number of souvenirs to visitors at the Evening Mail’s exhibition at the Forum in Duke Street.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Walking past story of town’s sacrifice

S46311BB IF you wonder how big the impact of the First World War was on communities in Furness, just take a stroll down Market Street in Dalton.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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A pilgrimage to battlefields

COUNTY military historian David Raw is leading a pilgrimage to the battlefield and memorials of Flanders and the Somme to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Daily routines of flying to war

S46310BB THE same routines were followed by Warrant Officer Walter Waddington and his Halifax bomber crew colleagues before all their raids over enemy or occupied territory.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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