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Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Great North Swim 2009

Great North Swim 2009/0502525.jpg OLYMPIC medal winners battled it out in South Lakeland along with thousands of fund-raisers in this year’s Great North Swim.

Ulverston Lantern Festival

EM Ulverston Lantern procession/A0503610.jpg THE rain stopped just in time for Ulverston’s annual Lantern Festival on Saturday.

British Heart foundation walk

British Heart foundation/A0504675.jpg THE driving force behind the British Heart Foundation’s most successful charity walk had to miss this weekend’s annual event – because he has suffered a mild heart attack.

Urswick Rushbearing procession

Urswick Rushbearing/A0504693.jpg ONE of the quaintest of Furness traditions took place in Urswick yesterday.

Barrow school turns clock back for Victorian celebration

A0478615.jpg PUPILS turned back the clock to 1881 for a Victorian celebration.

Dalton Zoo's birthday boy Zimba meets foster family

Zimba/0502384.jpg ZOO staff threw a very special birthday party for one of its star attractions.

Tour de Furness

0501656.jpg THE Tour de Furness is expected to boost local charities by up to £30,000.

Great Willy motorcycle run

0501776.jpg A CONVOY of more than 40 motorcyclists enjoyed a day out on South Cumbria’s roads.

Ulverston charter festival

0501643.jpg A FESTIVAL got underway with a regal ceremony.

Millom and Broughton show back with a bang

0500870.jpg ORGANISERS breathed a sigh of relief when the rain kept at bay for Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show.

Lowick show

Lowick show 2009/0501626.jpg RAIN and mud could not stop a gem in the traditional country events calendar from going ahead.

Santa Express at Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway

Lakeside and Haverthwiate railway Santa express/A0516741.jpg THE sound of children’s laughter filled the air this weekend, as families took a tinsel-laden train-ride through a winter wonderland.

Evening Mail Christmas Carol service 2009

Evening Mail Christmas Carol service 2009/A0516609.jpg MALE voice quartet, Voce, rounded off a terrific Christmas carol service.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Forum 28

Barrow Panto 2009 - Snow white/0516277.jpg HUNDREDS of schoolchildren from across South Cumbria were treated to a spectacular performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Puss in boots at the Victoria Hall, Grange

Grange Panto - Puss in Boots/A0514029.jpg I HAVE a small confession to make – I’m hooked on pantomime – oh yes I am!

Denis Horan and Friends at Forum 28, Barrow

Denis Horan and friends/A0515727.jpg NEARLY 500 people turned out to see a great evening of festive fun with Denis Horan and friends.

Barrow students star in Zombie film spoof

28 Lessons later/0516201.jpg STUDENTS and teachers are the stars of a zombie film which will be entered into festivals next year.

The Netherlands National Circus visits Barrow Park

Netherlands circus in Barrow park/0498568.jpg INSIDE the 36-metre Big Top we meet the usually exuberant show producer Ross Presto in contemplative mood.

National kitesurfing: Walney

0497171.jpg EARNSE Bay attracted extreme watersport fans as the Walney leg of the British Kite Surfing Championships got under way.

Cumbria Steam Gathering in Flookburgh

Flookburgh steam gathering 2009/0496098.jpg THE smell of coal smoke mixed with the mouthwatering aroma of beefburgers as thousands flocked to the 37th Cumbria Steam Gathering.

Ambleside Flower and Craft Show

Ambleside flower and craft show 2009/0496057.jpg A THREE-DAY Lakeland show showcased the best in homegrown produce and crafts over the weekend.

Coniston Country Fair

0495243.jpg HUNDREDS of families flocked to enjoy one of Lakeland’s premier and most scenic events yesterday afternoon.

Prince Wiliam visits The Lake District

0496153.jpg PRINCE William praised the work of Cumbria’s Mountain Rescue teams during a visit to the county.

Evening Mail Family Fun Day

Evening Mail Funday/0494088.jpg BARROW Park burst into life as the fair came to town for the Evening Mail Family Fun Day, supported by Barrow Borough Council.

Cartmel races

Cartmel races/A0486298.jpg PUNTERS were giving the recession a bit of a pasting at Cartmel yesterday.

Dreamnight at South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Dream night 2009/0492695.jpg REMARKABLE children and their families were wowed by animal magic last night.

Ulverston Carnival

0492846.jpg CARNIVAL fever swept across Ulverston on Saturday.

Barrow Carnival

0491954.jpg THOUSANDS of people lined the kerbs for the annual Barrow Carnival.

Walney Carnival

0492054.jpg CHILDREN and adults of all ages did not let the overwhelming heat stop them from enjoying this year’s Walney Carnival.

Historic fun and games at Dalton's medieval market

Dalton medieval market/0486492.jpg THOUSANDS flocked to Dalton for the town’s annual medieval market.

Sun’s out for mane event - Shetland Pony Grand National

0486395.jpg MORE than a thousand horse lovers gathered under glorious sunshine for the annual Shetland Pony Grand National.

What a lark in Barrow park!

0485505.jpg MORE than 1,000 children went to Barrow Park for a fun lesson in healthy living.

Pottering round garden

Potter garden/A0483692.jpg OLD Mrs Rabbit’s orders are being disobeyed again as visitors to Bowness venture into Mr McGregor’s garden.

Walkers out in force to raise money for Ulverston hospice

0485124 HOSPICE nurse Julie Wright completed her third Walk to Remember after signing up for the first with her mum three years. (1 comment)

Blue Peter girl Helen acts the fool in Ulverston

Helen Skelton in Ulverston castle/0484458.jpg CUMBRIAN television star Helen Skelton learned the art of tomfoolery during a visit to Ulverston.

Dave Roberts tells us about his action-packed year as Barrow mayor

0482024.jpg WHEN Dave Roberts removes his chain of office for the final time today it will be with a twinge of sadness. (1 comment)

Keswick to Barrow 2009

0484189.jpg A RECORD number of over 2,300 starters had to survive some of the worst weather in the long and illustrious history of the Keswick to Barrow walk. (8 comments)

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