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Cumberland and Westmorland Suffragettes, 1911

On 17 June 1911, suffrage societies joined together in London in a procession of some 40,000 women to demand the vote, with the date chosen as it was the coronation of King George V.

The event included an empire pageant with women representing…

Sal Madge - a Whitehaven colliery worker and wrestler

Sal Madge worked in Whitehaven's colliery and wrestled men for sport. She usually dressed as shown the photograph, with a man's jacket, shirt and waistcoat above a long skirt, and is said to have worn her hair cut short.

Sal Madge was born in a…

Carlisle Women Munitions Workers Football Team, 1917

The photograph shows women dressed as munitions workers, posing with a football that has been inscribed with 'EAST CUMB WMW 1917'. Two of the women wear the triangular 'On War Service' badges that were issued to munitions workers.
The implication…

Horse drawn railway service at Port Carlisle

The village of Port Carlisle, originally known as Fishers Cross, was developed as a port in 1819 to handle goods for Carlisle using the canal link built in 1823. In 1854, just after the canal was filled in, a railway opened using the canal bed for…

Platelayers in Carlisle

Photograph of platelayers in Carlisle, 1899. Platelayers were employed to inspect and maintain the track, including all its component parts such as rails, sleepers and bolts. Duties included greasing points and generally watching for wear and tear.…

Aisgill Railway Disaster

The Aisgill rail disaster occurred on the Settle-Carlisle Railway on 2 September 1913, at a point near the hamlet of Aisgill where the gradient caused a challenge for smaller locomotives. A stalled passenger train was hit from behind by a second…

Engine cleaners (?) at Upperby Depot, Carlisle

Photograph which possibly shows women engine-cleaners, who would have been drafted in to undertake this work during World War One.

Quintinshill Rail Disaster 1915

Photograph of the disaster site published in the Daily Sketch 24 May 1915

Kuerden Maps of Cartmel

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Files DDX 194-33, DDX 194-33rev, DDX 194-35, DDX 194-35rev and DDX 194-36 are part of a series relating to the roads of Cartmel parish.

Files DDX 194-46, DDX 194-48, DDX 194-49, DDX 194-50 and DDX 194-50rev are part of a series relating to the…

Kuerden Maps of Preston

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A series of hand drawn maps of the centre of Preston c.1684