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Monday, 04 May 2015

Memories archive

Barrow’s role in end of the age of steam

S48802BB THE man responsible for shutting down many of Britain’s rural railway lines was in Barrow 50 years ago to praise the town for its key role in killing off the age of steam.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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Place for 50 million oysters to call home

S48618BB WE turn the clock back 25 years for this look at the rather unusual work of a Walney oyster nursery.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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Collecting rare cards and dried out ferns

S48834BB MILLIONS of cigarette cards were collected by boys and girls from the 1890s to the Second World War and the vast majority of them are worth next to nothing.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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War links poetry day

50039852F012.jpg FAMOUS Millom poet Norman Nicholson shares his birth centenary with the start of the First World War.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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Weekend of transport fun

S31772B.jpg THE Furness Model Railway Club holds its 52nd model railway and transport exhibition next weekend.

Last updated 3 October 2014
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New details on 1970 palace visit

S48808BB WE have some extra details for an MBE presentation held at Buckingham Palace in 1970 (Memories, September 4).

Last updated 2 October 2014
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Appeal launched to save priory treasure

S48408BB A MAJOR appeal has been launched to save a unique Cartmel Priory document which is among an archive of historic documents threatened in a planned sell-off.

Last updated 2 October 2014
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Find out about county industry

0555356 THE Cumbria Industrial History Society is holding its autumn conference on Saturday October 18.

Last updated 2 October 2014
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Ironworkers out on strike for 25 weeks

S08205B A MAJOR strike which affected an estimated 7,000 ironworkers brought Millom and Askam to the brink of ruin in 1889.

Last updated 1 October 2014
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Struggling to supply millions of medals

X46104.jpg EXCEPT for acts of special gallantry, Furness men and women who served in the First World War often didn’t get all their medals until 1921.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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New home for museum all set for official opening

S48609BB FINAL touches are being made to the new home for Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life before its official opening next month.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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War put £500m in wage packets

S42656BB WHEN war was declared on August 4 in 1914 Barrow’s chief employer was effectively a firm with one customer.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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Exhibition on conflict

A FIRST World War centenary display, called From Fells to Flanders, can be seen at the Museum of Lakeland Life, Abbot Hall, Kendal, until December 20.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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Fashions in the war

AN event to explore the fashions worn at the time of the First World War is being held in Ambleside this week.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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Impact on town’s life

A LECTURE on the role of a Lakeland community during the First World War is being held at the Rheged Discovery Centre on Thursday, October 16, from 7.30pm.

Last updated 30 September 2014
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Retracing steps of the medieval monks

S48103BB ON Monday, August 8, in 1988 six monks set out to retrace the steps of the last abbot of Furness Abbey, Roger Pele, as he journeyed across the Leven Estaury.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Seaweed extract will cure your ailments

S48142BB An advertisement in a trade directory of around 1900 claims that Fisher’s Seaweed Extract – using Max Shrub – was: “A simple and perfect cure for rheumatism.”

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Geese on the loose

50001739B001.jpg FIFTY years ago Askam folk were on their guard against a gaggle of aggressive geese – said to number more than 100.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Vintage ways to make use of water resources

S48121BB WATER is one of the great assets of the Lake District and has been used in many different ways through the decades.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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Closed tower celebrates 50 years

S48417BB THE tower at Thorncliffe school, Barrow, celebrates its 50th birthday today but the only present it is likely to get is a wrecking ball.

Last updated 29 September 2014
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