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Friday, 19 December 2014

Memories archive

Hero of Dardanelles got first VC for a submariner

S54741BB A CENTURY ago a Barrow-built submarine took a starring role in a daring action which helped change the way in which war at sea was fought.

Last updated 16 December 2014
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Twins faced Olympics and warfare together

S54731BB WHEN twin brothers Noel and Christopher Chavasse went off to the First World War, one was armed with a medical bag and the other with a Bible.

Last updated 16 December 2014
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Clearing a way for the funeral

THE 1940 snow and ice caused all kinds of problems.

Last updated 15 December 2014
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Snow drifts couldn’t stop coal deliveries

S54612BB EVERY winter has days when the weather does its worst but few could match 1940.

Last updated 15 December 2014
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Starting gun fired for major changes in old town centre

S54622BB FIFTY years ago the legal steps were being put in place for what has been the biggest single change to the look of Barrow town centre.

Last updated 12 December 2014
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Tiny souvenir from war years at Vickers

S54490BB A CRAFTSMAN in the Barrow shipyard with skill and some time on his hands produced a reminder of the dark days of the First World War.

Last updated 12 December 2014
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Pay the toll or take a risk across the sands

S54616BB GETTING from Furness and Millom to the outside world was a long and potentially dangerous task in the 18th century.

Last updated 12 December 2014
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Time for graft on the home front

S54488BB ONCE Millom’s patriotic fervour had passed when its territorial soldiers marched off to war in August 1914 it was time to knuckle down to a long struggle.

Last updated 9 December 2014
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A life so rich in promise

S54470BB MILITARY service in the First World War took Barrovians all over the world.

Last updated 9 December 2014
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Axe was poised over village rail stations

S54283BB ROOSE was front page news 50 years ago when its station was named in a list which British Railways wanted to close.

Last updated 8 December 2014
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Centuries of heading in search of bargains

S54120BB SHOPPERS have been heading to Dalton in search of bargains for the best part of 800 years.

Last updated 5 December 2014
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New ways to navigate

HOW maps of Furness and the lake counties developed in detail and accuracy from the mid-18th century was the subject of a talk by Dr Paul Hindle.

Last updated 5 December 2014
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No selfies available at photographic studio

S54080BB MORE images of people and places are captured today than at any point in history, thanks to mobile phones, satellites and CCTV.

Last updated 4 December 2014
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Fiddle playing calmed anger of a raging bull

S53573BB NEARLY 200 years ago – long before industry brought new people to Furness – the name Kirkby-Ireleth was enough to describe the wide area from modern Askam to Grizebeck.

Last updated 3 December 2014
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Mapping a way of life

IN the era of sat-nav we take maps for granted but they were once important documents made for the rich.

Last updated 3 December 2014
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A very perfect gentle knight

S53570BB IT is often hard to gauge the impact made when a soldier was killed in the First World War – beyond the obvious grief of family members.

Last updated 2 December 2014
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Lakeland engineer was killed by lion

S53583BB BULLETS, shells, gas and illness accounted for most of the army deaths in the First World War but chance also played a cruel part.

Last updated 2 December 2014
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King’s Own casualty never recovered from wounds

S53724BB BRANDHOEK was just beyond the shellfire continually sent in the direction of Ypres, Belgium, in the First World war.

Last updated 2 December 2014
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More than 1,000 lost in battle as ship is blown in two

S53572BB HERBERT Edward Mason served on the huge battlecruiser HMS Invincible and died on May 31 in 1916 at the age of 31.

Last updated 2 December 2014
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Fighting for a new flag

S53578BB THE lure of land, jobs and new opportunities tempted many young men from South Cumbria to head to Canada at the end of the Victorian era and in the first few years of the 20th century.

Last updated 2 December 2014
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