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Friday, 03 July 2015

Ways found to make food supply last out


DURING the Second World War food was in short supply and you needed a ration book and coupons to get many basic items.

Party time as association marks 70 years at building


THE Millom pensioner group is holding a party tomorrow to mark its 70th anniversary in the Tin Chapel on the corner of Mainsgate Road.

Store visit reward was a bag of dolly mixture


IN the days before the Second World War many families – still in dread of a spell in the workhouse – would rather have gone without than risk getting into debt.

Horses ready to meet the trains


YOU might expect a trouser press or a wi-fi connection from your hotel or guest house but perhaps not to be met at the railway station by a horse and carriage.

All aboard for a free trip into bus history


VINTAGE buses which once earned their keep on the roads of Furness and the Lake District were in action on Sunday.

Soldiers facing a daily struggle

AMONG the many thousands to struggle ashore under rifle and machine gun fire during the first of the Gallipoli Campaign landings 100 years ago were men of the 1st Battalion of the Cumbrian-based Border Regiment.

Sub-aqua delivery on stamp anniversary


THE 150th anniversary of the famous penny black stamps was marked in an unusual way back in May 1990.

Golden era of the variety acts gets return to stage


SOUTH Cumbria has a long tradition of variety entertainment and these Evening Mail archive pictures from the 1980s and 1990s show a return to the good old days by the Ulverston-based Gaiety Ensemble.

Rail station mix-up brought firm to town


WHITEHAVEN’S loss turned out to be a gain for Barrow when Issiah Stoller, founder of the family furniture firm which is celebrating its 110th anniversary, got off at the wrong railway station.

An invite to party like its 1945


MILLOM gets into party mood at the end of the month to mark two anniversaries.

Film night features lost valley industry


THE story of two lost industries of the Leven Valley feature in a film show tonight.

Diver claims to have found town sub wreck


PICTURES taken by a diver may have finally revealed the resting place of the wreck of a Barrow submarine which was sunk in action 73 years ago.

Book recalls cost of war on communities


THE sacrifice made by the soldiers of Dalton and Newton in the First World War feature in a new book called Who Do You Think They Were?

National recognition for special deliverer


BACK in May 1990 the Askam postwoman Maureen Burns was a national finalist in a contest to discover Britain’s favourite postie.

Industry and trade links forged across the waters


MOVING bulky and heavy goods by sea, river and canal was the easiest method before the arrival of the railways in the middle of the 19th Century.

Stitching mattresses and carpets in 1946


WE can give you an insight into what it was like to work at Stollers almost 70 years ago thanks to 84-year-old Rita Barnes.

Island’s ambition to make cash from salt


ATTEMPTS to make cash out of the huge reserves of salt which were found under Walney are the subject of a new book.

Emigration link found in anniversary display


AN American link has been found by Barrow Salvation Army as part of a living history exhibition to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the national movement,

Regiment’s disastrous losses as hundreds simply vanished


SOUTH Cumbria suffered a disaster on May 8 in 1915 at the Battle of Frazenberg.

Street heard radio message of victory


WE can tell you the story behind this VE Day picture from May 8 in 1945 thanks to one of those shown on it.

Poems influenced by rhythm of industry

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THE landscape description and poetry of Millom writer Norman Nicholson was the focus of a talk by Neil Curry at the spring conference held by the Cumbria Industrial History Society at the Shap Wells Hotel, near Kendal.

Family company marks very special anniversary


ONE of the oldest and best known of South Cumbria’s companies is celebrating its 110th birthday this year.

Flag-waving fun as war draws to a close


TOMORROW will mark the 70th anniversary of the VE Day celebrations for Victory in Europe against the forces of Nazi Germany.

Voters tempted by lure of gold coins


POLITICS is serious stuff as thousands of South Cumbrians get ready to cast their votes tomorrow but in the dim and distant past our Parliamentary elections were often an excuse for drunken behaviour and blatant bribes.

Skeletons of a failed campaign


THE seabed off Turkey is littered with the rusting hulks of landing craft, submarines and mighty battleships which were all naval victims of the Gallipoli Campaign 100 years ago.

How to keep happy and hopeful at 90


REGULAR Memories Page contributor Allan Hodgson has reached his 90th birthday and has helped celebrate the event by writing a book on what it takes to reach such a grand age and still have a smile on your face.

Public Hall date for top recording stars


FIFTY years ago the big Barrow venues were attracting some of the top names in the recording industry.

Did resurrection man become slave trader?


A POSSIBLE link to Millom has emerged from research into the activities of slave traders working out of Lancaster and Liverpool in the 18th century.

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