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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Memories archive

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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Facing your fears on a flight into danger

S46303BB TO commemorate the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War we bring you a personal and terrifying description of what it was like to go on a bombing raid into strongly defended enemy territory.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Life of diplomacy followed for former yard worker

S46295BB WE go back to February 1970 for this news item from the Evening Mail about the presentation of an MBE to William Wilson, of Croslands Park Road, Barrow.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Ex-prime minister a star visitor at show

S45597BB ONE of the district’s oldest country shows “The l’al Royal” gets underway at Lowick on Saturday and to mark the event we have been taking a look at some of the highlights of the show 25 years ago.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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How Furness went to war 75 years ago

S46348BB ON this day 75 years ago Britain joined what would rapidly became a Second World War after Poland was invaded by Germany.

Last updated 3 September 2014
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From grocer to an artillery driver

S46352BB THE South Cumbrian men and women needed for defend the nation came from the widest of backgrounds.

Last updated 3 September 2014
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Polish the boots for a new school season

S46172BB AS South Cumbrian schools get ready for the start of a new term and a new season of sporting fixtures we take a look a Barrow junior team from 50 years ago.

Last updated 1 September 2014
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Our links to campaigns of the past

A0393297.jpg THE North Lonsdale History Society starts its autumn programme of talks on Tuesday September 9 with a look at local involvement in the long-running Napoleonic Campaign which ended with the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Giant pond left by the race to exploit our iron riches

S45987BB THESE days the giant pond formed by the Burlington Pit, at Park Mine, near Askam, is a beauty spot admired by ramblers and anglers but was once a scene of some feverish industrial activity.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Reminder of town’s first day at Wembley

S45983BB A SCARCE souvenir of Barrow’s first sporting day out at Wembley is among items in a two-day-sale at Ipswich next month.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Field crammed with 4,000 for country fun

S44329BB TOMORROW is the 128th staging of the Millom and Broughton Show and to mark the event we have taken a look at what it took to win the major trophies 25 years ago.

Last updated 29 August 2014
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Slave trade opens new talk season

MILLOM and District Local History Society starts its autumn programme of talks on Friday, September 5, with a look at how fortunes were made in South Cumbria from involvement in the slave trade.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Listen to an island story

THE autumn talks season of the Barrow Civic and Local History Society starts on September 26 with a talk about Walney Island.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Iron riches prompted cross-country route

S45874BB HOW the Victorians found ways to get the iron ore riches of Furness to the iron works of the North East – and bring furnace coke to Barrow – was explained to members of the Cumbria Industrial History Society.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Moving ceremony to heal divisions

S45590BB PATRICK Arnold travelled from his Kirkby home to Dublin at the end of last month to watch a piece of First World War history being made.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Belt badges took two wars to find

THIS remarkable relic of military service was among items brought to the Evening Mail’s First World War centenary exhibition at the Forum.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Long tradition of volunteers

S45601BB THE role played by the men of Furness in the First World War was the topic of a talk to members of the Askam and Ireleth History Group on Wednesday night.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Back to fight for King and country

S45666BB WE know more about one of the names on the Cemetery Cottages war memorial in Ormsgill, Barrow, thanks to the National Archives of Canada.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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