WHAT happened to the 150 Germans and Austrians living in Cumbria during the First World War is the subject of a talk at Barrow for Furness Family History Society on Monday.

Dr Rob David's presentation is called Waiter, Miner, Butcher, Spy and can be heard from 7.30pm at Barrow Island Primary School. All are welcome.

Men retaining German or Austrian nationality were mostly interned, including miners at Nenthead and hotel waiters from Keswick.

The naturalised British had mixed fortunes and some pork butchers in Furness had their windows smashed as an anti-German fever rose after the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915.