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A taste of history at Cumbria village hall supper

YOU can find out about some of the people who lived and worked in the villages surrounding Millom at a local history night.

The talk with a pie and peas supper is being held at The Hill Village Hall, near Millom, from 7.30pm on Friday, November 15.

Memories Page writer Bill Myers will give a picture presentation called “A Vintage View of The Hill, The Green and Thwaites”.

You can find out how many people earned their living in the sulphur mines at The Hill in the 19th century.

There is also an opportunity to find out who lived and worked in Hodgson Terrace, which faces the main road to Millom.

There will also be a look at some of the names on the First World War Roll of Honour from the former school at The Hill.

Also under the spotlight will be some of the lost country trades at The Green and pictures of events at the old Green Show.

In 1905 The Green still had a blacksmith called Moses Jackson Ormandy, who was also an agent for agricultural implements.

There was also hoop maker called Thomas Thompson.

The Punch Bowl pub remains a central part of village life at The Green and features in many pictures.

In 1907 the Punch Bowl was run by Mrs Margaret Clegg.

Back in 1847 the landlord was George Newton who was described as a victualler, grocer, draper and bacon curer

The nearby Green Institute was built as a public hall in 1874 by the Myers family of Dunningwell and served as a base for the village’s annual agricultural show.

l You can find out more about the November 15 local history event by calling 01229 779147 or 773390.


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