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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Memories archive

Couple’s art is on display

S41039BB A COLLECTION of artwork, never displayed before in its entirety, is now on show at The Beacon museum, in Whitehaven – called The Uncelebrated Art of the Fowlers: Eskdale’s Artists.

Last updated 3 July 2014
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Names found for 1938 regal assembly

S39552B A FEW names have been suggested for young women on a picture showing the Dalton rose queen and her ladies-in-waiting in 1938 (Memories Page, June 16).

Last updated 3 July 2014
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New look at varied life of top author

S36568B A NEW permanent exhibition on the life and work of Lakeland artist and author Beatrix Potter can be seen in Ambleside.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Canon did his best to halt mountain railway

S40920BB YOU can find links with South Cumbria in the most unexpected places – even at the top of Snowdon in north Wales.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Finest of district’s horses went to war

S40918BB THE use of thousands of horses in a modern, industrial war of tanks and aircraft, gas and machine guns seems like a throwback from an earlier more chivalrous age.

Last updated 1 July 2014
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Digging up our Roman heritage

HISTORY fans are being offered a chance to get their hands dirty in a search for more facts about Roman life in West Cumbria.

Last updated 30 June 2014
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Invitation to take a stroll into the past

S40919BB TOMORROW will be the 98th anniversary of the worst day in British military history – the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Last updated 30 June 2014
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Miners set to return in search for riches

A0313760 MILLOM and Furness saw a Victorian building boom on the back of iron ore finds, Coniston led the way in Lakeland to exploit rich copper ores and West Cumberland flourished on the profits of coal.

Last updated 27 June 2014
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War romance starts at a military dance

S40592B ITEMS which recall a wartime romance that started in Barrow are being sold at auction in Devon today.

Last updated 27 June 2014
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Nursery welcomes you back to help celebrate 75 years

S40770BB MANY thousands of youngsters have been to the Bram Longstaffe Nursery School on Barrow Island and staff are hoping lots of them will be coming back on Wednesday.

Last updated 27 June 2014
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Chance to dig island history

0360020.jpg THERE are plenty of chances this summer to find out about Walney's role in history and take part in work which aims to find out more on its important role during the First World War.

Last updated 26 June 2014
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Long-distance hunt for missing names

S39553B FORMER Barrovian Alan Rigg is back in town to visit friends and relatives until early next month and hopes readers can help put names to faces from his youth.

Last updated 26 June 2014
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Apprentice is wanted for reunion

S40588B KEVIN Oliver has been in touch from Odiham in Hampshire with a request for help in tracing a former Barrow apprentice for a reunion.

Last updated 26 June 2014
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Towering figure gets 250th birthday book

S39791B WITH a 100ft monument to his name, Sir John Barrow deserves the title of Ulverston’s towering figure as the 250th anniversary of his birth is celebrated today.

Last updated 24 June 2014
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Life of sales and acting

0384413.jpg THIS Evening Mail archive picture from 1960 shows actor and shop manager Harry Holgate.

Last updated 24 June 2014
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Getting the post out in wartime and peace

S36813B BARROW’S Head Post Office in Abbey Road was a hive of activity during the Second World War.

Last updated 24 June 2014
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Medal collection shows regiment’s world role

S39808B THE long story of South Cumbria’s regiment in dozens of conflicts around the globe is told in a medal collection being sold at auction.

Last updated 24 June 2014
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Lake’s historic role in flight from water

S36571B WINDERMERE played a starring role in the race to build the first aircraft to successfully take off and land on water.

Last updated 24 June 2014
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News always arrived with the ring of a bell

A0558127.jpg MILLOM author Allan Hodgson takes a look at some of the people who used to provide the things we relied on for daily life before the advent of the supermarket and internet shopping.

Last updated 24 June 2014
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Search for old ship comrades

AN ex-service group is trying to get in touch with Furness people who spent time on three Royal Navy ships.

Last updated 24 June 2014
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