APPLICATIONS are open to the Norman Nicholson Memorial Fund which offers bursaries to students studying literature.

The fund, which is administered by Millom Town Council and supported by the Norman Nicholson Society, is open to students and others following a literary career who are resident in Copeland, and those studying specifically the works of Norman Nicholson who live anywhere in the UK. The objective is to provide financial assistance to help with research or other education commitments.

The fund was set up as a way of commemorating the poet Norman Nicholson who lived in Millom his whole life and was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the OBE. He died in 1987. Anyone interested can obtain details from Vicky Bradley, Millom Council Offices, St George’s Road, Millom, call 01229 772340, or email