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Thursday, 04 June 2015

Memories archive

Praise off regiment and home village

S51324BB THE war service of a Furness iron ore miner was praised by his home village and the commanding officer of his battalion.

Last updated 18 November 2014
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Help wanted to a name soldier

S51338BB THIS face of a First World War soldier looks out from the hall of a house in Richmond Terrace, Ulverston.

Last updated 18 November 2014
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Bank worker defied illness

S50832BB FORMER Barrow secondary school pupil David Geoffrey Howells defied illness to return to the trenches of the First World War.

Last updated 18 November 2014
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Keeping your washing white was major task

S51602BB FOR decades the quality of whites on washing day was down to a special product from South Cumbria.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Kept in safety for 150 years

S46376BB MANY hundreds of people will have had good cause to be thankful to Barrow’s lifeboat rescue service over the past 150 years.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Buying a small slice of the ancient world

S51213BB MOST spectacular finds from the ancient world are officially declared as treasure and museums are offered the chance to buy them from the lucky finders.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Book of Lakes makes £1,500

S51397BB THE Bloomsbury Auctions sale held on Thursday at Maddox Street, London, had a rare copy of a book by Theodore Henry Fielding which is called Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire Illustrated.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Young and old come out to play

S51392BB WE are stepping back in time to the 1950s and 1960s for this group of Millom pictures which were all taken in good enough weather for being in the greatoutdoors.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Land of imagination turns into a car park

S51187BB MANY older readers will remember their visits to see the movies at the Electric Theatre in Buccleuch Street.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Spoilt for choice in shops of 1974

S51050BB TODAY we are turning the clock back 40 years to have a look at the goods and services you could buy in Ulverston town centre.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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In the footsteps of our war heroes

S51341BB TODAY thousands of Britons will be touring the battlefields of France and Belgium to visit the graves of relatives as we mark the centenary year of the start of the First World War.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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King’s letter to a prisoner of war

S50826BB VERY few First World War veterans recorded their thoughts, or discussed the conflict with others, so it is often unconnected events which reveal someone's military service from long ago.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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The place to try out the latest in fashion

S51193BB ONE of the best known fashion outlets to be found on Dalton Road, Barrow, was that of Woodruff’s.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Slow boat takeaway for chip shop couple

S51393BB A PASSION for boats was a key reason behind the retirement of Ulverston fish and chip shop owners Don and Joyce Butler 25 years ago.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Finding your way around the countryside by map

A0459900.jpg A LOOK at the region through the study of old maps is offered by a day of talks being hosted by the University of Lancaster on Saturday, November 29.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Putting on a show for us all to remember

S51039BB WE are taking a look at some of the shows and people who have entertained us over the past 40 years thanks to a group of old theatre programmes which were dropped off by a Barrow Memories Page reader.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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Rare cannons came off a mystery wreck

S00304B FOR many years a row of antique cannons pointed out to sea from a building on Roa Island which was once a summer villa for the Barrow industrialist Henry Schnieder.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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Seeking clues to priory crew

S51197BB THIS vintage picture of a group of workmen taking a break was spotted by Walney reader Alan Williamson.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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War hero boat became scrap

S50839BB LAST Saturday we looked at some of the naval and commercial ships broken for scrap by Thomas Ward at Barrow.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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Father and son went for a life on the lake

S50855BB WE are off for a voyage into the past with a father and son who skippered the Windermere vessel Teal.

Last updated 7 November 2014
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