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Memories archive

Stories from Barrow era of iron and steel

S31758B TODAY we are looking at two very different aspects of the iron and steel industry in Barrow.

Last updated 18 March 2014
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History revealed by tides and pruning

S32002B ROUGH tides and pruning have uncovered some hidden aspects of history on the former Hodbarrow iron mines sites at Millom.

Last updated 13 March 2014
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When smoking cost just a few pennies

S31998B AS today is No Smoking Day held by the British Heart Foundation we are taking a look at how attitudes to tobacco have changed through the decades.

Last updated 12 March 2014
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Bringing in the cash to open our hospice

S30838B ST Mary’s Hospice has started celebrations for its 25th anniversary year in style with a topping out ceremony last week for a new building on the Ford Park site.

Last updated 11 March 2014
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Building a pavilion, houses and bunkers

S10308B.jpg TODAY we conclude the Millom memories of Colin Johnson who was born in Nelson Street in 1942.

Last updated 10 March 2014
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Town’s role on both sides of the debate over slavery

S31757B We are here to look at some of the individuals from South Cumbria who played a direct role in the slave trade – as captains of slave ships or of ships taking trade goods to and from the plantations, of agents based overseas and of plantation owners.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Charging into danger

S31756B RUSSIAN military intervention into the eastern Ukraine territory of the Crimea has put that part of the world back in the headlines for the first time in 160 years.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Fighting a war at sea

S31764B THE Evening Mail back in December 30 in 1930 reported the death, aged 94, of Alexander Gaydon, of Church Street, Barrow — a naval veteran of the Crimean War.

Last updated 7 March 2014
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Builders gave leaky Dalton castle a longer life

S29417B TODAY we feature some pictures of Dalton Castle which were taken by photographer Roy Chatfield, from Barrow, before the historic structure had a major overhaul 25 years ago.

Last updated 6 March 2014
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Miners move to a new life

S30783B VICTORIAN times saw hundreds of people arrive in the new town of Millom from mining families in places like Devon, Cornwall and Wicklow in Ireland.

Last updated 4 March 2014
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Museum loses out on bid for war watch

S30778B THE museum of the King’s Own Royal Regiment failed in an attempt this week to buy a rare silver pocket watch awarded to a Furness man.

Last updated 4 March 2014
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Fourpence a pound to pick wild rose hips

S30830B TODAY we continue the Millom memories of Colin Johnson, who was born in Nelson Street in 1942.

Last updated 3 March 2014
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Not keen to go after 51 years of graft

S30928B WHEN work started on a new breed of nuclear missile submarines at Vickers in 1964 it also marked the end of the long shipyard career of Joe Gormley.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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First to carry nuclear missiles

A0354030.jpg THE Barrow-built HMS Resolution made history as Britain’s first nuclear missile submarine.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Lakeland link to rare table

S31202B A FINE mahogany dressing table commissioned for the renowned social reformer John Christian Curwen’s Lake District home is to go under the hammer at Addisons of Barnard Castle’s Spring Catalogue Sale next Saturday.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Town sub gets in on picture with Victory

S31286B MANY thousands of people will have taken “selfies” on their mobile phones with the famous HMS Victory in the background.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Reminder of days of crisis

S30117B ELAINE Griffiths, nee Morris, of Consett Street, Barrow, brought in this reminder of life in Britain when the Nazis were beaten but we feared Soviet aggression.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Otters and soldiers splashed in canal

S14669B THE £50 reward which was announced in Tuesday’s Evening Mail for an authentic picture of an otter in Ulverston Canal struck a chord with Joe Taylor.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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History of top shows on basement walls

S30823B WE are taking a look at some of the big-name acts to have appeared at Barrow Civic Hall from the 1970s to around 1990.

Last updated 27 February 2014
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Holiday base in a vintage fishing boat

S30667B TODAY we are taking a look at the story behind the fishing boat which once provided holidays next to Millom pier.

Last updated 26 February 2014
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