HOW Millom folk coped with snow drifts, rationing and the risk of air raids will be revealed in the next talk at Millom Local History Society.

The Mail's nostalgia writer Bill Myers will be the quest speaker from 7.30pm on Friday, February 1 in the Queen Street Methodist Church.

His presentation is called Home Front: South Cumbria in the Second World War and the Barrow Blitz. All are welcome.

The end of January in 1940 saw Millom and Furness buried under snow drifts.

You can also find out about the bravery of a Boy Scout as bombs fell around him in Barrow and some of the tricks people used to evade wartime restrictions.