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The tailbacks stretched all the way to Greenodd. Picture: A Fenton


          The tailbacks stretched all the way to Greenodd. Picture: A Fenton
The tailbacks stretched all the way to Greenodd. Picture: A Fenton
Great news for motorists - chaotic traffic lights on A590 in Ulverston being taken down today
MOTORISTS will be relieved to know that temporary traffic lights on the A590 at the Booths roundabout in Ulverston will be removed today.

Top tune: Askam Town Silver Band shown during the July 1993 Askam Gala EM ARCHIVE askam-feb-27

Ancient links: Dan Elsworth of Greelane Archaeology outside his Ulverston offices and bookshop BILL MYERS askam-feb-27

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Local history: Author Gill Jepson at Furness Abbey BILL MYERS askam-feb-27

Industrialist: Ulverston mine owner Myles Kennedy SUBMITTED askam-feb-27

History house: Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, was the home Of Quaker Founder George Fox SUBMITTED askam-feb-27

Visit us: Promotional postcards and posters were produced for the Lakeland tours by the Furness Railway SUBMITTED askam-feb-27

Leisure time: The Coniston steam yacht Gondola featured in Edwardian tours organised by the Furness Railway SUBMITTED askam-feb-27

Family base: Stone Cross mansion at Ulverston was home to the Kennedy family SUBMITTED askam-feb-27

 Top tune: Askam Town Silver Band shown during the July 1993 Askam Gala EM ARCHIVE askam-feb-27
Top tune: Askam Town Silver Band shown during the July 1993 Askam Gala EM ARCHIVE askam-feb-27
Trains, band music and mine owners feature in Askam talks
TRAINS, band music and a family of mine owners all feature in a new series of talks from the Askam and Ireleth Local History Group.

Delivery boys: Scott, Daruis, Issac, Logan, and Fear, with Les Knipe out on the round on Walney

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Driving custom: Les Knipe, at the wheel of his delivery van

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Milking it: Delivery boy Logan doing the rounds for L and H Dairies

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Doorstep delivery: L and H Dairies reache 800 doors across south Cumbria

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 Delivery boys: Scott, Daruis, Issac, Logan, and Fear, with Les Knipe out on the round on Walney LEANNE BOLGER
Delivery boys: Scott, Daruis, Issac, Logan, and Fear, with Les Knipe out on the round on Walney LEANNE BOLGER
Milkman Les bucking the trend with successful south Cumbria delivery round
CRAZY. Deluded. Headed for disaster. Les Knipe has had many an insult hurled at him during his near 30-year stint in the world of doorstep dairy delivery.

Fundraisers: Jamie Butterworth, Charlotte Clarke, Ken Burrows, Kerensa Hanna, Dave Gardner, Linda Perkins and Ruth Mein at Crakeside Fish and Chips

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Donations: Crakeside Fish and Chips

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 Fundraisers: Jamie Butterworth, Charlotte Clarke, Ken Burrows, Kerensa Hanna, Dave Gardner, Linda Perkins and Ruth Mein at Crakeside Fish and Chips LINDSEY DICKINGS
Fundraisers: Jamie Butterworth, Charlotte Clarke, Ken Burrows, Kerensa Hanna, Dave Gardner, Linda Perkins and Ruth Mein at Crakeside Fish and Chips LINDSEY DICKINGS
Community forks out for Greenodd chippy charity fundraiser
A CHIPPY in Greenodd has shown just how generous a community can be after it raised hundreds of pounds in donations for a hospice.

Vision: Artist's impression of the new maternity unit at Furness General Hospital

Charity engagement co-ordinator Heidi Bowron from Bay Hospitals Charity. Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Progress: Charity engagement co-ordinator Heidi Bowron from Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity

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 Vision: Artist's impression of the new maternity unit at Furness General Hospital
Vision: Artist's impression of the new maternity unit at Furness General Hospital
Generous supporters help raise £25,000 for maternity appeal in just two weeks
AN appeal for funds to ensure a new maternity unit is the best equipped in the country has collected £25,000 just two weeks after its launch.

Roadworks are causing long delays on the A590 in Ulverston this morning. A picture of the barriers near Booths supermarket.

27/2/17

Photo: A Fenton

Temporary traffic lights are in place on the A590 at Lindal

 Roadworks are causing long delays on the A590 in Ulverston this morning. A picture of the barriers near Booths supermarket. 27/2/17 Photo: A Fenton
Roadworks are causing long delays on the A590 in Ulverston this morning. A picture of the barriers near Booths supermarket. 27/2/17 Photo: A Fenton
Huge delays on the A590 between Lindal and Greenodd because of two sets of roadworks
MOTORISTS are once more experiencing heavy traffic on the A590 this morning because of roadworks at Lindal and Ulverston.

Ulverston railway station

 Ulverston railway station
Ulverston railway station
Police hunt two adults and four youths involved in assault at Ulverston railway station
POLICE are investigating after six people were involved in an assault at Ulverston railway station.

Cars backing up along the A590 in Ulverston. Photo: J Higgins 26/2/2017

 Cars backing up along the A590 in Ulverston. Photo: J Higgins 26/2/2017
Cars backing up along the A590 in Ulverston. Photo: J Higgins 26/2/2017
Roadworks causing gridlock along the A590
THE roads near Ulverston are in gridlock as motorists crawl through roadworks.

Scene of arrest: Ulverston Railway Station

 Scene of arrest: Ulverston Railway Station
Scene of arrest: Ulverston Railway Station
Man arrested in Ulverston faces drugs charge
A MAN has appeared before magistrates accused of drugs offences after being arrested at a south Lakes railway station.

The Coast Road junction at Riddings Lane to Gleaston Photo: Google

 The Coast Road junction at Riddings Lane to Gleaston Photo: Google
The Coast Road junction at Riddings Lane to Gleaston Photo: Google
Coast road reopens after two-car collision
THE A5087 Coast Road between Barrow and Ulverston has reopened after a two-car collision.

The mystery soccer team, which includes Askam's Joe Fitzjohn, second from right on the front row SUBMITTED soccer-feb-25

Askam's Joe Fitzjohn in his soccer kit SUBMITTED soccer-feb-25

 The mystery soccer team, which includes Askam's Joe Fitzjohn, second from right on the front row SUBMITTED soccer-feb-25
The mystery soccer team, which includes Askam's Joe Fitzjohn, second from right on the front row SUBMITTED soccer-feb-25
Quest to identify vintage Barrow soccer players
WE are hoping Memories Page readers can tell us more about this century-old postcard which is thought to show early players for a Furness soccer team - possibly Barrow AFC.

Northern Rail train at Lancaster

 Northern Rail train at Lancaster
Northern Rail train at Lancaster
Replacement bus services run as network improvements carried out
REPLACEMENT bus services are in effect between Ulverston, Barrow and Whitehaven due to improvement work this weekend.

This BSA Super Rocket from the 1960s spent most of its time in Ulverston SUBMITTED auction-feb-25

Bidding reached £2,300 for this carved panel thought to have once been at Duddon Hall, near Millom SUBMITTED auction-feb-25

A painting of the Barrow-built HMS Vanguard which exploded in 1917 SUBMITTED auction-feb-25

A painting called Near Ambleside by Albert Dunington SUBMITTED auction-feb-25

A needlework on silk showing the ruins of Furness Abbey SUBMITTED auction-feb-25

Belt clasps for the Ulverston-based 10th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers (top) and the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Lancaster Regiment SUBMITTED auction-feb-25

 This BSA Super Rocket from the 1960s spent most of its time in Ulverston SUBMITTED auction-feb-25
This BSA Super Rocket from the 1960s spent most of its time in Ulverston SUBMITTED auction-feb-25
Classic Ulverston motorbike could sell for £5,000
A CLASSIC motorbike from the 1960s which spent most of its life in Ulverston could sell for up £5,000 in a Yorkshire sale.

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Weekend traffic causing delays near Ulverston roadworks
TRAFFIC is running slowly on the A590 near Ulverston today as a result of roadworks.

Tragedy: Nicola Lesley Tyson SUBMITTED

Nichola Lesley Tyson

 Tragedy: Nicola Lesley Tyson SUBMITTED
Tragedy: Nicola Lesley Tyson SUBMITTED
Millom woman died in tragic accident as she crossed the A590 in pitch darkness, inquest told
A WOMAN died following a tragic sequence of events as she attempted to cross one of south Cumbria's busiest dual carriageways in pitch darkness, an inquest has heard.

Damage: One of the repair sites in Ambleside LEANNE BOLGER

Repairs mission: Lake District National Park ranger Scott Duncanson at one of the repair sites in Ambleside LEANNE BOLGER

Planning for the future: Scott Duncanson LEANNE BOLGER

Flashback: Floods at Whitewater Hotel, Newby Bridge LEANNE BOLGER

All at sea: Floodwaters surge around the Whitewater Hotel LEANNE BOLGER

 Damage: One of the repair sites in Ambleside LEANNE BOLGER
Damage: One of the repair sites in Ambleside LEANNE BOLGER
Army of rangers battle to restore hundreds of flood-damaged paths in Lakes
FOR centuries they have helped to open the countryside to generations of walkers and explorers, capable of withstanding the tramplings of thousands upon thousands of walkers' boots. Ever dependable. Seemingly invincible.

The Soultrain

The Soultrain

 The Soultrain
The Soultrain
The Soultrain pulls into Ulverston with best line-up yet
THE UK's leading live Northern Soul act returns to Ulverston this spring for the third consecutive year.

Short retirement: Brad Nicholls is back at Walney Central MILTON HAWORTH

 Short retirement: Brad Nicholls is back at Walney Central MILTON HAWORTH
Short retirement: Brad Nicholls is back at Walney Central MILTON HAWORTH
Walney Central and Roose Pioneers clash in cup as RL season returns
COMPETITIVE rugby league returns to Furness tomorrow as the Barton-Townley Cup kicks off with Walney Central hosting Roose Pioneers (2.30pm kick-off).

In full control: Bethany Pugh, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on floor in the Key Steps Three gymnastics competition at Ulverston Victoria High School LINDSEY DICKINGS

Bending over backwards: Isabella Eley, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on the floor at UVHS LINDSEY DICKINGS

On the fly: Orianne Sharp, from Sir John Barrow Primary School, clears the vault in the Key Steps Three competition LINDSEY DICKINGS

Wheely good: Sir John Barrow's Megan Kelly takes part in the Key Steps Three floor competition LINDSEY DICKINGS

You're a star: Megan Kelly performing on floor for Sir John Barrow LINDSEY DICKINGS

Pressing matters: Burlington School's Imogen Mallon competes in the Key Steps Two floor event LINDSEY DICKINGS

Handy display: Impressive floor work from Burlington's Eleanor Karasek LINDSEY DICKINGS

Let's split: Evelyn Coulston, from Pennington C of E Primary School, takes part in the Key Steps Three floor competition LINDSEY DICKINGS

On a roll: Pennington's Tabby Galivan performs on floor in the Key Steps Three competition at UVHS LINDSEY DICKINGS

Strike a pose: Pennington's Ava Grierson on floor in the Key Steps Three event LINDSEY DICKINGS

Stepping out: Bethany Pugh, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on floor in the Key Steps Three gymnastics competition at Ulverston Victoria High School LINDSEY DICKINGS

We have lift-off: Isabella Eley, from Croftlands Junior School, performing on floor LINDSEY DICKINGS

Balancing act: Isabella Eley, from Croftlands Junior School, performing on floor LINDSEY DICKINGS

Over and over again: Isabella Eley, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on the floor at UVHS LINDSEY DICKINGS

Up and at 'em: Sir John Barrow's Carys Roberts takes to the vault in the Key Steps Three competition LINDSEY DICKINGS

Red-dy to go: The Pennington C of E Primary School team at the Ulverston Victoria High SChool gymnastics cluster finals LINDSEY DICKINGS

Elegant pose: Tabby Galivan, from Pennington C of E Primary School, performs on floor LINDSEY DICKINGS

Young acrobats: The Sir John Barrow Primary School gymnastics team who contested the Key Steps competition at Ulverston Victoria LINDSEY DICKINGS

Penny for your thoughts: The Pennington C of E Primary School team at the Ulverston Victoria High SChool gymnastics cluster finals LINDSEY DICKINGS

Over the top: Carys Roberts, from Sir John Barrow Primary School, performs on vault LINDSEY DICKINGS

 In full control: Bethany Pugh, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on floor in the Key Steps Three gymnastics competition at Ulverston Victoria High School LINDSEY DICKINGS
In full control: Bethany Pugh, from Croftlands Junior School, performs on floor in the Key Steps Three gymnastics competition at Ulverston Victoria High School LINDSEY DICKINGS
PICTURE SPECIAL: Ulverston and South Lakes schools display gymnastic genius
TUMBLING primary school children took over the sports hall at Ulverston Victoria High School with acrobatic gymnastics displays.

The Ireleth cemetery tribute to Sgt Dennis Johnson who died as a prisoner of war in Germany BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

The headstone of rail crash victim Matthew Benson at Dalton cemetery BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

The memorial to Francis Craven at Dalton cemetery. He was killed in an IRA ambush BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

The Barrow cemetery memorial to James Gall, believed to have been the last survivor from the shipwreck of the SS Forfarshire in 1838 BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

A lighthouse memorial at Ulverston cemetery to Dr Thomas Wilson who is buried in Edinburgh but enjoyed holidays at Conishead Priory BILL MYERS stones-feb-23

 The Ireleth cemetery tribute to Sgt Dennis Johnson who died as a prisoner of war in Germany BILL MYERS stones-feb-23
The Ireleth cemetery tribute to Sgt Dennis Johnson who died as a prisoner of war in Germany BILL MYERS stones-feb-23
Rail crash, shipwreck and skating accident feature in cemetery talk
RAIL crashes, shipwrecks, mine roof falls and a skating accident all featured in a talk on the history which can he told from cemetery headstones in South Cumbria.

Last tribute: The funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton LINDSEY DICKINGS

Final salute: Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton LINDSEY DICKINGS

Courage: Amanda Rawlinsnon with her husband Mark

Amanda Rawlinson (left) and Mark Rawlinson (right) fulfilled their dream vow renewal in Barrow last week

FUNERAL --- Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St. Mary's Parish Church, Dalton. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FUNERAL --- Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St. Mary's Parish Church, Dalton. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FUNERAL --- Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St. Mary's Parish Church, Dalton. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

FUNERAL --- Funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St. Mary's Parish Church, Dalton. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Last tribute: The funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton LINDSEY DICKINGS
Last tribute: The funeral of Barrow PC Amanda Rawlinson at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton LINDSEY DICKINGS
Guard of honour as hundreds pay tribute to much-loved Barrow PC
Hundreds gathered yesterday for the funeral of a police constable who fought a courageous battle with cancer for almost three years.

Quality time: It is estimated that some nine million grandparents make up the UK's "grandparent army" of child carers

Money matters: Grandparents are saving working parents an average of £16bn a year in childcare costs

Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

 Quality time: It is estimated that some nine million grandparents make up the UK's "grandparent army" of child carers
Quality time: It is estimated that some nine million grandparents make up the UK's "grandparent army" of child carers
Grandparents provide childcare worth £16bn a year
GRANDPARENTS can be a lifesaver when it comes to childcare.

Fields being cleared just off A590 at Lindal. Monday 23rd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

Fields being cleared just off A590 at Lindal. Monday 23rd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS

The stop notice posted at the site at Lindal

 Fields being cleared just off A590 at Lindal. Monday 23rd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Fields being cleared just off A590 at Lindal. Monday 23rd January 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS
Barrow businessman denies preparing A590 site for development as council orders him to stop
THE owner of a piece of land next to the A590 between Barrow and Ulverston has denied he plans to build on the site after planning bosses ordered him to stop work.

The Giant Matrix road sign on the A590 pictured blank at 2:45pm on 29/07/2015 - JON GRANGER

 The Giant Matrix road sign on the A590 pictured blank at 2:45pm on 29/07/2015 - JON GRANGER
The Giant Matrix road sign on the A590 pictured blank at 2:45pm on 29/07/2015 - JON GRANGER
Ten things you'll know if you drive on the A590 regularly
IF you live in South Cumbria, you'll be a regular user of the A590. Love it or hate it, it's the main route in and out of Barrow, and so for most of us, we've become used to its many quirks and foibles.

Seeing is believing: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow

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Kitted out: John Rose and Phil Turner from Vorteka VR with one of the HTC Vive kits

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On the road: Daniel Griffiths, 10, using the Oculus Rift driving simulator

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Kitted out: John Rose and Phil Turner from Vorteka VR with one of the HTC Vive kits

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Watching: Overseeing the racing car game is Matthew Irwin

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Immersed: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

Reach out: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow

Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Seeing is believing: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Seeing is believing: Kye Turner, six, trying out the HTC Vive virtual reality technology at Bar Five in Barrow Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS
Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Virtual reality experience comes to Barrow
VIRTUAL reality came to Barrow at the weekend with a pop-up arcade in Bar Five.
Ulverston teen locked up for attacking his mum in front of a child
A TEENAGER from Ulverston has been locked up for 20 weeks and given an indefinite restraining order after attacking his own mother in front of a child.

Venue: Glaxo Sports Club, Ulverston

 Venue: Glaxo Sports Club, Ulverston
Venue: Glaxo Sports Club, Ulverston
Dud fire alarm shuts Ulverston sports club for three weeks
A SPORTS centre hit by electrical faults will remain closed almost three weeks after fears were raised for the public's safety.

Cancer battle: Amanda Rawlinsnon with husband Mark

Special day: Amanda and Mark Rawlinson renewed their wedding vows in June

Memories: Amanda and Mark Rawlinson renewed their wedding vows in June

 Cancer battle: Amanda Rawlinsnon with husband Mark
Cancer battle: Amanda Rawlinsnon with husband Mark
Guard of honour for funeral of Dalton woman following her brave battle with cancer
COLLEAGUES are set to form a guard of honour for a "courageous and selfless" Barrow police officer who has died after fulfilling her dream of renewing her wedding vows.

Hadrian's Union

Robin Jowett of Hadrian's Union (photo by Natalie Griiffiths Van Der Mescht)

 Hadrian's Union
Hadrian's Union
Reformed folk outfit Hadrian's Union head to Ulverston club
THE recently-reformed Hadrian's Union head to the south of the county next week for their first appearance at Ulverston Sports Club.

Breach: Karl Norman Jackson used three different phones to contact his ex

 Breach: Karl Norman Jackson used three different phones to contact his ex
Breach: Karl Norman Jackson used three different phones to contact his ex
Ulverston man jailed for restraining order breach by using three different phones to contact his ex
A MAN has been jailed for 12 weeks after admitting using three different phones to contact his ex despite being given a restraining order.