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How Michael

Delays in honouring our brave military heroes are nothing new

Just how long do some our brave servicemen have to wait for their medals?

Last updated 19 January 2012
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Taties and touch – a term you’d be tempted to take with a pinch of salt

Taties and touch! It’s not a term I’d come across before I’d skimmed through a piece in a June 1933 issue of the West Cumberland News.

Last updated 12 January 2012
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Economic crisis appears to succeed where temperance movements failed

Six! That’s how many doors the Griffin Hotel, Pow Street, had back in 1891.

Last updated 5 January 2012
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Why you shouldn’t wear black, wash up or go out penniless at New Year

ARE you a dark-haired male? And have you been lined up by your family and/or friends to first-foot?

Last updated 29 December 2011
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When trains had more than mats on their floors – the railway’s heyday

Zokko! Ever heard of it?

Last updated 15 December 2011
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All trespassers will be prosecuted – your local newspaper adverts say so

Trespassing was a bit of a local problem back in 1891.

Last updated 8 December 2011
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Why I’m not crackers about festive parties and how to cure a hangover

You put your left foot in, your left foot out – or something like that. That’s the Hokey Cokey.

Last updated 1 December 2011
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When fate handed Victorian Andrew Carnegie lemons he made lemonade

“A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people.

Last updated 24 November 2011
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Who were the Maryport good neighbours who would not allow others to starve?

Arctic weather is on its way – if you believe the forecasts.

Last updated 17 November 2011
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Was Saturday afternoon wrestling fixed? Just one of my many queries

Vulcan Park or Vulcan’s Park? Which one is the official name for this Workington recreational facility?

Last updated 10 November 2011
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The scraps of history which give us a glimpse into our printed past

I love old old scrapbooks – the older the better.

Last updated 3 November 2011
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Weddings of yesteryear were much simpler unless you were a Curwen

I’m rather pleased that I got married how I did and when I did – over 40 years ago.

Last updated 27 October 2011
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Did you get them right? Answers to the How Michael local history quiz

Answers here for last week’s questions.

Last updated 20 October 2011
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Put your thinking caps on for quiz – but don’t drop your breakfast!

portland square Thinking caps on!And there we have it. Eighteen questions! Enough to exercise the grey matter as you sup your morning coffee.

Last updated 13 October 2011
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A day out for 19th century firemen to remember the blazes they fought

An annual summer outing for the members of the Workington Fire Brigade!

Last updated 6 October 2011
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Dedicated followers of fashion kept pace with a material world

Is your nose red? Is your afflicted proboscis adversely affecting your social life?

Last updated 29 September 2011
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The grammar school children went from saints to sinners in five months

Saints to sinners in double quick time!

Last updated 22 September 2011
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Televised court proceedings would have been a big hit in days gone by

So someone is seriously proposing televising court cases – but only the bit when sentence is passed.

Last updated 15 September 2011
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Victorian sportsmanship and fair play at rugby? Don’t make me laugh

What a pity that sportsmen, and women, have abandoned any sense of fair play – and don’t conduct themselves like they used to in the old days.

Last updated 8 September 2011
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Put the brakes on! Cyclists have always been a menace to walkers

How many times have you been nearly mown down by cyclists – speeding on the pavement?

Last updated 1 September 2011
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