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Friday, 24 October 2014

Memories archive

Appeal for details on dance band days

t102db9e.jpg A FORMER Barrovian is seeking help with pictures or details about a ‘big band’ from the golden era of South Cumbrian dance music in the late 1940s to mid-1950s.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Way to boost engineering

S42826BB BACK in the 1960s Robert McVie was principle at the Barrow Central College of Further Education.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Unique medal for a gallant rescue bid

S20477B A RARE and valuable medal for a courageous rescue attempt in Barrow more than 100 years ago is being offered for sale.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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County’s transport history goes on show

S42661BB IN garages all over the North of England vintage vehicles are being given an oil and a polish ready for the Cumbria Steam Gathering this weekend.

Last updated 22 July 2014
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Junior flyers came home with medals

S42492BB IT would be easy to pick winners at a school sports days if you knew what the youngsters would go on to do in later life.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Names found for ambulance crews

S41137BB LAST Wednesday we featured details about the retirement in 1987 of long-serving Ulverston ambulance driver Jack Armer and used a previously unpublished picture showing a number of his colleagues.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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Military vets wanted for a history project

A FORMER National Serviceman is hoping to get in touch with anyone who may have served with him in the Kure district of Japan after the Second World War.

Last updated 21 July 2014
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When the school walls came tumbling down

A0471075.jpg A PILE of rumble was all that remained of a popular Barrow school 25 years ago.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Tiny world tells story of railway

S42484BB MILLOM is hosting the first of three major county model railway exhibitions this autumn where a world of historic and modern transport will be recreated in miniature.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Knighthood gained for art contribution

S42667BB A PAINTING by a distinguished artist who was born in Furness is set to make up to £9,000 at auction.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Keen buyers for Lakeland furniture

S42668BB AN oak dining room suite, by the firm of Stanley Webb Davies of Windermere could make up to £3,500 in the Sworders sale of decorative arts and design from July 29 at Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Going on a history expedition

A0345957.jpg MEMBERS of the Ulverston-based North Lonsdale History Society are off to Kendal next month for the final visit of the summer season.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Personal service in era before virtual shopping

S40778BB FEW things have changed more than the way we shop in the past 25 years.

Last updated 18 July 2014
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Changing times for ambulance service

S41137BB A CAREER spent helping others was recorded 25 years ago as a result of the retirement of Jack Armer at Ulverston.

Last updated 16 July 2014
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Era closes with last drink of ‘green top’

S40776BB IT was the end of an era 25 years ago when Kirkby households saw an end to the availability of traditional, untreated “green top” milk in village shops.

Last updated 15 July 2014
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The excitement and dangers of life at sea

S41288BB GROWING up in the 1950s in Barrow’s Salthouse and a career at sea form the basis for a new book by Norman Pascoe.

Last updated 15 July 2014
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Lots of cash for a pound

S40782BB A COIN which started its life with a face value of £1 sold for £300 in the latest two-day sale of antiques, fine art and collectables held by 1818 Auctioneers at the J36 Auction Centre, near Crooklands.

Last updated 11 July 2014
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Fun for all as parade takes to the streets

S41146BB TOMORROW will see huskies, gymnastics, a tug-of-war and plenty offairground rides adding to the traditions of the Millom carnival street parade.

Last updated 11 July 2014
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Plan for memorial to Barrow’s RAF casualty

S41028BB AN appeal has been launched to find relatives of a Barrow airman who died in the Netherlands during the Second World War.

Last updated 9 July 2014
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Crowds come out to see familiar TV face

S40757BB ST Mary’s Hospice at Ulverston is celebrating its silver jubilee this year and to help mark this special anniversary we are taking a look at a special visitor from 1989.

Last updated 8 July 2014
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