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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Take five, kick back and listen to West Cumbrian trad jazz combos

Take Five! That’s how the advert began in the West Cumberland Times of May 28, 1963.

Last updated 1 November 2013
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How much time have you wasted in transit across our great county?

How many hours, days and who knows how long have you spent attending meetings over the years?

Last updated 16 August 2013
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I bet you can remember Empire Pools - but when did they end?

Bits and pieces this week. A few queries, a few answers – all, hopefully, helping to fill in some of the many gaps in the history of our area.

Last updated 19 July 2013
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Victorian tennis club could serve up a good time for its members

Dancing started at 20.30 hours – and went on until a diplomatically phrased “an early hour this morning.”

Last updated 5 July 2013
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Maryport’s glimpse of the future as a motor lorry came to town

Trendspotting isn’t a trait we normally associate with Victorian journalists – and I suspect that most of them weren’t really keen on donning the mantle of futurologists – always assuming that the word futurology existed back in Victorian times.

Last updated 28 June 2013
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I am trying hard to get to the bottom of an age-old question

How old is old? It’s a question which has been bothering politicians and economists these past few years – especially when it comes to the question of providing, or not providing, care for those of us who, if we’re lucky, will live beyond whatever age they decide “being old” is.

Last updated 21 June 2013
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Kittens, music and saints - answers to the history quiz

How did you get on with last week’s questions?

Last updated 24 May 2013
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Test your memory of How Michael

howmichael1 1705 Get your thinking cap on!

Last updated 17 May 2013
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When fashionable Workington ladies would not be seen dead in fake furs

What were fashionable and elegant ladies wearing in Workington in 1889?

Last updated 12 April 2013
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There’s no real need for those wartime rules to apply to us in 2013 – is there?

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die!

Last updated 15 March 2013
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What would you do if your fellow train passenger wasn’t human?

Railways! For years and years probably the only train you ever saw on the telly was Thomas the Tank Engine!

Last updated 8 March 2013
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A rare bit of Welsh life in Cumbria to help celebrate St David’s Day

Dathlwyd yr Wyl hon gan Cymru Workington a ‘r Cylchoedd nos Sadwrn gyda Mr Winstone yn Ysgrifenydd. Daeth tros 100 o Gymry ynghyd o dan lywyddiaeth Mr Griffiths (Ivander).

Last updated 1 March 2013
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Workington’s public baths were a good place for mind, body and soul

A SPECIAL baptismal service was organised by the Workington Apostolic Church in December 1934 in Workington’s newly opened public baths.

Last updated 22 February 2013
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Football was a beautiful game when it was played by the ladies in 1954

Workington AFC Supporters Club organised an international football match back in 1954 – to be played on Wednesday, July 14 – on the Ellis Sports Ground.

Last updated 14 December 2012
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When a fall into the docks would help rid towns of their 'objectionable' folk

“WHAT People are Saying” was a regular feature in the West Cumberland Times back in 1892 and thereabouts.

Last updated 7 December 2012
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Bid to boost tourism was all about turning Maryport into ‘Merry Port’

More visitors! That’s what the members of the Maryport Town Development Committee wanted back in 1930.

Last updated 30 November 2012
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