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Bowness-on-Windermere. LEANNE BOLGER


          Bowness-on-Windermere. LEANNE BOLGER
Bowness-on-Windermere. LEANNE BOLGER
Weather for Furness, Millom and the South Lakes - Sunday April 30
IT'S going to be windy with gales in the Irish Sea.

Closer view: An extra from the drawing of the Barrow skyline in 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29

Changing scene: What the Barrow skyline looked like from Vickers in 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29

Raising cash: A float from the Barrow Hospital Saturday Demonstration, in June, 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29

Going places: The Bay Horse Outing Club, Barrow, in 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29

Sing up: The St George's Church Choir, Barrow, in 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29

Latest thing: The submarine Ursula, built in Barrow in 1938 for training but later armed with torpedo tubes SUBMITTED map-apr-29

New homes: Workmen at the Derbyshire road building site, Barrow, in 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29

Grand affair: The official opening of the John Whinnerah Institute in Barrow in 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29

 Closer view: An extra from the drawing of the Barrow skyline in 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29
Closer view: An extra from the drawing of the Barrow skyline in 1938 SUBMITTED map-apr-29
Restoring the view from a Barrow shipyard window in 1938
TODAY'S main picture is from almost 80 years ago and gives a shipyard worker's impression of the Barrow skyline he could see every day.
Police investigate reports of counterfeit notes in Lakes
CUMBRIA police have received multiple calls reporting that youths are exchanging counterfeit notes.

Sentenced: Carlisle Crown Court, where Samuel Blackburn appeared before a judge

 Sentenced: Carlisle Crown Court, where Samuel Blackburn appeared before a judge
Sentenced: Carlisle Crown Court, where Samuel Blackburn appeared before a judge
Lakes child porn 'addict' sentenced by judge
A CHILD porn "addict" has been sentenced by a judge - despite police being unable to recover any of the illegal images he downloaded.

Trips: Ferry Nab at Bowness

Controversial: Ticket machines for the Windermere ferry

 Trips: Ferry Nab at Bowness
Trips: Ferry Nab at Bowness
Thousands back petition against Lakes ferry ticket machines
THOUSANDS of people have put their names to a petition demanding ticketing machines for Windermere’s 500-year-old ferry be scrapped.

TESS DALY: Tess Daly

 TESS DALY: Tess Daly
TESS DALY: Tess Daly
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Edward (Ted) Giles seen on CCTV leaving the hospital

 Edward (Ted) Giles seen on CCTV leaving the hospital
Edward (Ted) Giles seen on CCTV leaving the hospital
Police 'seriously concerned' after man disappears after being brought to hospital from Windermere
DETECTIVES have launched a major investigation after a 59-year-old man disappeared from hospital.

FIONA BRUCE: Fiona Bruce

 FIONA BRUCE: Fiona Bruce
FIONA BRUCE: Fiona Bruce
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Work space: Diana Matthews' office at home is in part of the converted stables dating from early to mid 17th Century

Pictures by Phil Rigby

Home: Diana Matthews at Rayrigg Hall

Peaceful spot: Diana Matthews in the small courtyard at Rayrigg Hall

Sitting: Artist Helen Perkins sketching Diana Matthews

 Work space: Diana Matthews' office at home is in part of the converted stables dating from early to mid 17th Century Pictures by Phil Rigby
Work space: Diana Matthews' office at home is in part of the converted stables dating from early to mid 17th Century Pictures by Phil Rigby
How a Cumbria high sheriff earned her spurs in business
WHEN Diana Matthews was growing up, the idea that she might one day take over the family business was never discussed.

Striding out: A Treetop Trek employee on Striding Edge

 Striding out: A Treetop Trek employee on Striding Edge
Striding out: A Treetop Trek employee on Striding Edge
Windermere firm commits to Wainwright challenge
A Windermere-based adventure challenge business is attempting a mountainous challenge in aid of charity.

Idea: Owner Steven Darvill, from The Handmade Ice Cream Company LINDSEY DICKINGS

 Idea: Owner Steven Darvill, from The Handmade Ice Cream Company LINDSEY DICKINGS
Idea: Owner Steven Darvill, from The Handmade Ice Cream Company LINDSEY DICKINGS
Grange entrepreneur has got it licked when it comes to vegan ice-cream
A SOUTH Cumbria ice-cream entrepreneur is hoping to attract new customers after he created products specifically designed for vegans.

Engagement: Water safety exercises will be carried out at Ferry Nab, on the shore of Windermere

 Engagement: Water safety exercises will be carried out at Ferry Nab, on the shore of Windermere
Engagement: Water safety exercises will be carried out at Ferry Nab, on the shore of Windermere
Fire service to highlight the dangers of water at Lake District beauty spots
A WATER safety campaign has been backed by fire and rescue chiefs.
Slasher targets police car - parked right outside station in Lake District town
A MARKED police car had all four tyres slashed while it was parked outside a town's police station.

SURVIVORS: You can still take a steam train ride from Haverthwaite to Lakeside but the link towards Ulverston has been gone for 50 years BILL MYERS steam-apr-22

All aboard: A steam trin passes through the former Greenodd station in the early 1960s SUBMITTED steam-apr-22

Final days: Backbarrow Ironworks was the last commercial customer for train on the Lakeside branch line SUBMITTED steam-apr-22

On holiday: A luggage label of the kind used 100 years ago by a Furness Railway passenger to Haverthwaite SUBMITTED steam-apr-22

Steam power: A locomotive comes out of the tunnel which now marks the end of the line on the Greenodd side of Haverthwaite station BILL MYERS steam-apr-22

Bureaucracy: The London Midland and Scottish Railway was so well organised that it had printed card tickets just for people parking motorcycles at Haverthwaite station. The cost was threepence SUBMITTED steam-apr-22

Next stop: A London, Midland and Scottish Railway third class excursion ticket to Greenodd SUBMITTED steam-apr-22

Busy place: Railway enthusiasts and Lakeland visitors at Haverthwaite station to ride on the regular steam services to Lakeside BILL MYERS steam-apr-22

 SURVIVORS: You can still take a steam train ride from Haverthwaite to Lakeside but the link towards Ulverston has been gone for 50 years BILL MYERS steam-apr-22
SURVIVORS: You can still take a steam train ride from Haverthwaite to Lakeside but the link towards Ulverston has been gone for 50 years BILL MYERS steam-apr-22
End of an era as rail link is withdrawn to the Lakes
IT is now 50 years since the last railway freight services were officially withdrawn on the Lakeside branch line from Ulverston to the shores of Windermere.

Fine dining: The Lake District China Forum visiting Low Wood Bay Hotel near Windermere

Showcase: The Chinese tourism agents

 Fine dining: The Lake District China Forum visiting Low Wood Bay Hotel near Windermere
Fine dining: The Lake District China Forum visiting Low Wood Bay Hotel near Windermere
Chinese travel agents sample highlights of Lake District
A DELEGATION of Chinese travel organisations have visited some of the Lake District’s most popular attractions.

On tour: Windermere's Adam Chapman has earned a spot on the EuroPro tour JO SPENCER

 On tour: Windermere's Adam Chapman has earned a spot on the EuroPro tour JO SPENCER
On tour: Windermere's Adam Chapman has earned a spot on the EuroPro tour JO SPENCER
South Cumbrian golf ace lands place on professional tour
NEW pro golfer Adam Chapman has taken a big early step in his new career by securing a place on the EuroPro Tour.

Location: The Langdale Chase hotel

Pleased: Thomas Noblett

 Location: The Langdale Chase hotel
Location: The Langdale Chase hotel
New owner for Lakes hotel
AN iconic Windermere hotel has a new owner, after being bought by hospitality chain Daniel Thwaites.

Musician: Gerry Colvin

On stage: Gerry Colvin JOHN S WRIGHT

 Musician: Gerry Colvin
Musician: Gerry Colvin
Cumbria return for Barrow-born folk icon Gerry
CUMBRIA has a fine tradition for producing world class folk music, yet one of the best-known homegrown talents honed his craft long after leaving the county.

KATE HUDSON: Kate Hudson

 KATE HUDSON: Kate Hudson
KATE HUDSON: Kate Hudson
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

The public toilets in Rayrigg Road, Windermere. Picture: Google Maps

 The public toilets in Rayrigg Road, Windermere. Picture: Google Maps
The public toilets in Rayrigg Road, Windermere. Picture: Google Maps
Criminal damage caused to public toilets in Windermere
AN appeal has been launched after criminal damage was caused to a public toilets block in Windermere.

Knowledge: Dr Christopher Donaldson photographed at Furness Abbey PHIL RIGBY

Flashback: Furness Abbey supplied

Piece of history: The Furness Crozier

 Knowledge: Dr Christopher Donaldson photographed at Furness Abbey PHIL RIGBY
Knowledge: Dr Christopher Donaldson photographed at Furness Abbey PHIL RIGBY
Monastic gem remains a place of calm
I’M a great fan of old guidebooks. I’m particularly partial to ones about places I know.

Advocate: Small business minister Margot James has praised the 2017 in-cumbria Business Awards initiative

Host: BBC head of media Amol Rajan will present the awards in November

Victor: The Daffodil Hotel & Spa in Grasmere is a previous rewards recipient

 Advocate: Small business minister Margot James has praised the 2017 in-cumbria Business Awards initiative
Advocate: Small business minister Margot James has praised the 2017 in-cumbria Business Awards initiative
Government minister heaps praise on in-cumbria Business Awards initiative
A GOVERNMENT minister has thrown her support behind the in-cumbria Business Awards for 2017.

Adrian Ventura

Adrian Ventura - Diaspora EP artwork

 Adrian Ventura
Adrian Ventura
Lakes musician Adrian Ventura putting Cumbria - and Zimbabwe - on the musical map with debut EP
LAKES singer-songwriter Adrian Ventura has been biding his time before putting out his debut release.

Victorious: Tia Davies (right) with Barrow ABC coach Jeff Moses after winning in Hull SUBMITTED

Knockout blow: Jim Braithwaite won for Barrow ABC in Wigan HARRY ATKINSON

 Victorious: Tia Davies (right) with Barrow ABC coach Jeff Moses after winning in Hull SUBMITTED
Victorious: Tia Davies (right) with Barrow ABC coach Jeff Moses after winning in Hull SUBMITTED
Barrow boxers impress with victories on the road
BARROW ABC pair Tia Davies and Josh Jones continued their impressive form with victories on the road.

Lambs wearing rain coats in a field in Cumbria Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

 Lambs wearing rain coats in a field in Cumbria Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Lambs wearing rain coats in a field in Cumbria Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Easter activity fun in South Cumbria - even if it rains
PATCHY outbreaks of rain is predicted for Wednesday - unfortunately while the kids are enjoying the Easter holiday break.

Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness

Popular venue: The Dock Museum, Barrow LINDSEY DICKINGS

Full steam ahead: One of the Windermere steamers

In charge: Ian Stephens, managing director at Cumbria Tourism

Festival flavour: The Easter Brew team at The Royal Barn, Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery

LEANNE BOLGER

 Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness
Tourism hotspot: Nigel Wilkinson, Windermere Lake Cruises managing director, at the prom in Bowness
Easter holidays will see Cumbria's tourist season spring into life
With the Easter bank holiday just around the corner, businesses are getting ready for an influx of visitors for the long weekend, JOSHUA HAMMOND writes.

Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

More trade: Hotel owners and shopkeepers were keen to get more visitors to Ambleside by train - rather than by horse and carriage SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Causing damage: Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley of Allen Bank, Grasmere, was a Lakeland rail opponent SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

High level: The planned station at Ambleside would have been on a hill close to Stock Ghyll Falls BILL MYERS lakes-apr-10

End point: Despite grand plans for an extension, Windermere remains the end of the line for rail travellers into the southern Lake District SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Route finder: The engineer James Brunless drew up the plans for a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Last stop: A vintage Windermere railway platform sign SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

Modern era: In April 1987 a special train fromKendal to Windermere marked the line's 140th anniversary SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10

 Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10
Keep out: Writer John Ruskin, from Brantwood, Coniston, was among those opposed to a railway from Windermere to Ambleside SUBMITTED lakes-apr-10
Protests helped keep rail tracks from heart of Lake District
ONLY a lack of cash and the protests of a few pioneering environmentalists prevented the heart of the Lake District becoming a patchwork of competing Victorian railway lines.

A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box. Rui Vieira/PA Wire

 A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box. Rui Vieira/PA Wire
A voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box. Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Cumbria County Council elections: candidates named for May 4 vote
IN less than one month voters across Cumbria will go the polls and choose their county representatives.

Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD

Team effort: The Windermere School Boys Under-11s team who won the shield at the South Lakes Inter-Schools Cross-Country event THE M-WORD

Cheering them on: Spectators watch the cross-country action at Windermere School THE M-WORD

Teamwork: Windermere School runners at the South Lakes Inter-Schools Cross-Country event THE M-WORD

 Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD
Strong run: Hector Westmoreland-Nicholson finishes third in the under-11s boys race THE M-WORD
South Lakes schools show staying power in cross-country showdown
RUNNERS were put through a gruelling test in the Inter-Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Windermere School.

First team call: Paul Woodburn

 First team call: Paul Woodburn
First team call: Paul Woodburn
Hawcoat Park shoot for an away-day double
HAWCOAT Park first and second teams hit the road tomorrow hoping to pull off an away-day double.