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Ian Stephens, of Cumbria Tourism.


          Ian Stephens, of Cumbria Tourism.
Ian Stephens, of Cumbria Tourism.
Finalists for Cumbria Tourism Awards announced
The finalists have been announced for the 15th Cumbria Tourism Awards.

BEN ELTON: Ben Elton

 BEN ELTON: Ben Elton
BEN ELTON: Ben Elton
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

On the crest of a wave: Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club members at Barrow docks submitted

Making waves: Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club members in action at Barrow docks submitted

Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club members at Windermere submitted

Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club members at Barrow docks submitted

Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club members at Barrow docks submitted

Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club members atWindermere submitted

 On the crest of a wave: Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club members at Barrow docks submitted
On the crest of a wave: Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club members at Barrow docks submitted
Full speed ahead as Barrow's Buccleuch Dock welcomes back powerboats
POWERBOATS will once again take to the waters at Barrow docks this Saturday in what is sure to be an exciting spectacle.

Flimsy craft: Cmdr Oliver Schwann managed to get this machine into the air at Barrow but crashed on landing SUBMITTED rnas-may-02

Helping out: The Barrow-built submarine came to the rescue of pilots who ditched in the sea SUBMITTED rnas-may-02

New methods: Early float planes were tested from a base at the Hill of Oaks on the edge of the lake at Windermere SUBMITTED rnas-may-02

Pioneer: Cmdr Oliver Schwann was one of the first to take off from water in an early flying boat SUBMITTED rnas-may-02

Saw Value: Admiral John Jellicoe of the Royal Navy was keen to develop the role of naval aviation SUBMITTED rnas-may-02

Starting out: An early type of flying boat called a FBA which was built in France and used for reconnaissance SUBMITTED rnas-may-02

 Flimsy craft: Cmdr Oliver Schwann managed to get this machine into the air at Barrow but crashed on landing SUBMITTED rnas-may-02
Flimsy craft: Cmdr Oliver Schwann managed to get this machine into the air at Barrow but crashed on landing SUBMITTED rnas-may-02
Windermere played key role in development of naval aviation
THE First World War pushed the development of naval aviation along at break-neck speed.

JOANNA LUMLEY: Joanna Lumley

 JOANNA LUMLEY: Joanna Lumley
JOANNA LUMLEY: Joanna Lumley
Do you remember when...
10 years ago

Tasting time: Chef Gary McClure's food is eagerly tasted by the audience at the Cumberland Sausage Festival JOHN STORY

Facing a grilling: Shaun Partington from Savin Hill Farm cooks up the Cumberland sausages on his stall JOHN STORY

Sizzle do nicely: Chef Gary McClure prepares langoustines, gently fried JOHN STORY

On target: Dean Gatley tries out the archery at Muncaster Castle JOHN STORY

Eating out: Sophie Weir from Cockermouth, left, and Sian Riley from Cleator Moor at Muncaster Castle JOHN STORY

Attraction: The Fairly Famous Family entertain with their Kitsch Kafe John Story

Atmosphere: From left: Andrew Ballantyne, Jennifer Rochford, Tom Majchrouski and Jocelyn Burr from Whitehaven JOHN STORY

Family day: Annabelle and Richard Cottam from Grange with daughters Rosa and Tess JOHN STORY

Big crowds: Enjoying the sun and a picnic in the grounds JOHN STORY

Make a meal of it: Chef Gary McClure's food is eagerly tasted by the audience JOHN STORY

Ups and downs: Flying high on the trampoline is Niamh Carruthers from Wigton JOHN STORY

On a roll: Donovan and Emma Easthope from Silecroft tuck into their Cumberland sausage rolls JOHN STORY

Ups and downs: Fun for the kids on the clip and climb wall at Muncaster Castle JOHN STORY

Different recipe: Chef Kevin Hillyer demonstrates different ways to cook with Cumberland sausage, plating up meatballs in a summer veg sauce and pasta JOHN STORY

Success on a plate: Sarah Steffert and daughter Sophie, from Millom, sample the sausage pizza JOHN STORY

Fun: The crowds enjoy the entertainment and stalls at Muncaster Castle Sausage Festival JOHN STORY

 Tasting time: Chef Gary McClure's food is eagerly tasted by the audience at the Cumberland Sausage Festival JOHN STORY
Tasting time: Chef Gary McClure's food is eagerly tasted by the audience at the Cumberland Sausage Festival JOHN STORY
Muncaster Sausage Festival celebrates great local links
A CELEBRATION of the humble British banger brought people in their thousands to Muncaster Castle during the bank holiday weekend.

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.

Aerial view of Windermere

 Aerial view of Windermere
Aerial view of Windermere
General Election: Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency profile
Constituency: Westmorland & Lonsdale (includes Kendal, Windermere, Kirkby Lonsdale, Furness and Cartmel)

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.
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