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At Parades: Lord Kitchener at Liverpool and Manchester

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Three photographs and accompanying text, which includes a reference to dock strikes in Liverpool

Quintinshill Rail Disaster 1915

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

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.

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…

The Camera in the Field: things pleasant and unpleasant

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An example of war reporting, with an emphasis on the immediacy of photography, including a portrait of Drummer Spencer John 'Joe' Bent of the East Lancashire Regiment, awarded the Victoria Cross for three acts of heroism.

The parade of veteran war-horses at Olympia in the International horse show of 1934

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Photographs of 24 horses, with captions and descriptive text, across two pages. A number of the anecdotes about the horses indicate a very strong bond between the rider and the steed.
Note that horse no. 7 is called 'Nigger', doubtless because of a…

British and French prisoners of the Turks: our groups named

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Photographs of Prisoners of War, reproduced from a Turkish newspaper, with identifying names and regiments. Includes three members of Lancashire regiments, as well as some naval personnel. Note that the men all seem to be wearing civilian clothes…

The Great Railway Strike: comments and responses

The Great Railway Strike: food-distribution by the government - Hyde Park as depot
The files on this item are all drawn from the same edition of the Illustrated London News, from early October 1919. They all relate to a national railway strike which started on 27 September 1919.
During World War One, and its immediate aftermath, …

Potato riots in Maryport

An audio account of the Maryport Potato Riots of 1917, which contributed to the introduction of rationing in 1918.

'Ice crime' in Carlisle

An audio account of the breakdown in public order attributed to unsupervised young people frequenting ice cream parlours in Carlisle, and the response which included opening youth clubs. It is noted that employment of women in nearby munitions…