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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Memories archive

Farm has role in advertising

S37130B OLD picture postcards often provide the only images we have of people and places in the period from 1900 into the early 1920s.

Last updated 23 May 2014
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Finding cash to pay bills

S37122B IT might have been a good year for people and events but 1764 was not a great time for money.

Last updated 23 May 2014
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Oldest book club marks its 250th anniversary

S79025B.jpg PLANS are being finalised for the world’s oldest book club to celebrate its 250th anniversary in Dalton.

Last updated 23 May 2014
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When we challenged the silicon valley

S36792B BACK in 1967 Ferranti was among the newest and most high-tech firms in Barrow but within 10 years it had closed amid recriminations.

Last updated 23 May 2014
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Millom gripped by patriotism as the soldiers go off to war

S36973B MILLOM was gripped with a patriotic fervour almost 100 years ago as its young men marched down to the railway station ready to do their nation’s bidding at the start of the First World War.

Last updated 22 May 2014
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Getting ready for whatever comes in Millom

S36841B NOBODY knew what threats might face Millom when the First World War started.

Last updated 22 May 2014
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Industry in battle to keep key workers

0382419 THE First World War brought huge demand for the key industrial products of Furness and West Cumberland – iron ore, pig iron and steel.

Last updated 21 May 2014
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Illness kept prisoner from making it home

50061238B000 DISTANCE presents no difficulty when it comes to making links between the people of South Cumbria and their brave exploits overseas.

Last updated 21 May 2014
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Ways to get knowledge and enjoy it

S36846B THERE were no cash prizes on offer when the runners were called to the line in the fathers’ race at the annual sports held by the Church Walk School at Ulverston.

Last updated 20 May 2014
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Help with research project

S86868B A BARROW historian is seeking help from readers with a First World War research project.

Last updated 20 May 2014
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Vital that rail kept the war effort moving

S45504B.jpg HOW the county’s railways struggled to meet the huge demands placed on them during the First World War was the subject of a talk by Peter Robinson from the Cumbrian Railways Association.

Last updated 19 May 2014
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Conflict’s toll on life in region

THE North West Film Archive has opened its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the Home Front in north west England during the First World War to create a unique DVD.

Last updated 19 May 2014
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Arriving in fine style in 1909

S36858B OLD maps and plans can provide all sorts of detail you will never find in a book.

Last updated 19 May 2014
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Evolution of Dalton vehicle firm

S36817B MORE details have emerged about the birth and development of a pioneering Dalton vehicle firm.

Last updated 19 May 2014
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Rare relics survive from age of steam

S36851B THE railways produced vast numbers of paper items which were made to serve a brief purpose and then be thrown in the bin.

Last updated 19 May 2014
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Barrow gets into gear for return of the bike

S36575B THE streets of Barrow will be dominated by bicycles tomorrow in a way not seen since the 1940s and 1950s when this was the main way to get to the shipyard for hundreds of workers.

Last updated 14 May 2014
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Scheme delivered a legacy of dry homes

S90060B HOMES at Haverigg, near Millom, had a long history of flooding – but the regular misery was brought to an end 20 years ago today.

Last updated 13 May 2014
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Enjoying summer fun in the sandpit

S36563B MANY thanks to readers who rang in with comments about the end of the Pavilion cafe on Biggar Bank, Walney, which featured on last Thursday’s Memories.

Last updated 12 May 2014
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Famous author watched Barrow’s reaction to war

S36551B WE have an expert witness to the start of Barrow’s involvement in the First World War in August 1914.

Last updated 9 May 2014
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Holidays halted by gun needs

THE observations by author D.H Lawrence about the massive scale of activity at Vickers in Barrow at the start of the First World War in August 1914 is confirmed by newspaper accounts.

Last updated 9 May 2014
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