A CENTURY ago the tracks of the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway were being extended towards Boot village - to bring pleasure to the travelling public and to help the war effort as new supplies of iron ore were sought in inaccessible places.
IT is now more than 10 years since you could guarantee that the boldest, brashest, most colourful and loudest contribution to carnivals and many other public events would come from the Ulverston-based Welfare State International.
AMONG all the plastic toys, holiday souvenirs and general bric-a-brac that charity shops generally receive as donations, you do still find the occasional item that can spark the interest of a dedicated collector
THE publication of Alan Wilkinson’s new book on Barrow’s beer houses has prompted Brian Moore and Stan Henderson to take an affectionate look at some of the many characters who have enjoyed a drink in just one of the more than 100 places to feature in the book. They write: