THE golden era of the silent screen returns to the Royalty cinema at Bowness next month – with a theatre pipe organ to give the authentic experience of the movies before 1930.
SEVENTY years ago tomorrow a village was spared what could have been a major disaster thanks to the bravery of a rail locomotive crew.
VETERAN motorcycle racer Les Trotter, from Walney, who contributes to the Mail’s Motorcycling Page on Fridays, visited a colleague of his who turned out to have a collection of medals from past Furness motorcycle racers .
A MIGHTY wave rushed across Walney Channel 50 years ago yesterday as the Queen launched British Admiral.
MAKING and spending your cash is the topic of Thursday’s trip down memory lane at the Askam and Ireleth History Society.
THERE will be a cast of hundreds on show next Tuesday as Furness goes to the movies – and every character on the screen could well be a friend or relative.
FIFTY years ago this week the world of comedy lost one of its timeless stars with the death, aged 74, of Ulverston-born Stan Laurel.
ON this day in 1931 a Millom man was facing a date with the hangman after being found guilty of murdering his wife.
THE rise of gas lighting on the streets and in the home can be a useful guide to the growth and relative importance of Cumbria’s towns.
AS keen vegetable growers start to chose their seed potatoes and onion sets ready for the start of the planting season, we take a look at some of the finished products.
IN the days when important people lived in great castles, you could be one lost battle, bad debt, or poor political alliance from losing the lot.
WINDERMERE has long been a key attraction for the Lake District and there has been an equally long struggle to be The Lakes’ chief trading centre.
THERE has always been plenty of praise for daring pilots and flight crews who carried out bombing raids during the Second World War – but ground crews are often overlooked.
IT is hard to travel anywhere without using bridges to cross railway lines, rivers and even canals.
PANTO fun is a traditional antidote to the dark, dreary days of winter.
ART and industry might seem strange bedfellows but there have been strong county links going back more than a century.
HOW opinions about the Lake District changed more than 100 years ago is the subject of a series of talks by experts.
AMONG former pupils who took the chance to have a look round St James Junior School, Barrow, before the youngsters move to a new building in February, was Derek Walmsley.
WHEN twin brothers Noel and Christopher Chavasse went off to the First World War, one was armed with a medical bag and the other with a Bible.
EVERY winter has days when the weather does its worst but few could match 1940.
FIFTY years ago the legal steps were being put in place for what has been the biggest single change to the look of Barrow town centre.
GETTING from Furness and Millom to the outside world was a long and potentially dangerous task in the 18th century.
ONCE Millom’s patriotic fervour had passed when its territorial soldiers marched off to war in August 1914 it was time to knuckle down to a long struggle.
SHOPPERS have been heading to Dalton in search of bargains for the best part of 800 years.
MORE images of people and places are captured today than at any point in history, thanks to mobile phones, satellites and CCTV.
NEARLY 200 years ago – long before industry brought new people to Furness – the name Kirkby-Ireleth was enough to describe the wide area from modern Askam to Grizebeck.
BULLETS, shells, gas and illness accounted for most of the army deaths in the First World War but chance also played a cruel part.
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