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  • Collection: Social History in North West England

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…

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…

Blackpool, the South Jetty from the Wellington Hotel

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The South Jetty – latter to become the Central Pier, opened in May 1868, five years later than the North Pier. Both were designed to extend over the sea to allow people to 'promenade' above the water, and they also served as docking stages for boats.…

Blackpool, bathing machines on the beach

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Blackpool’s foreshore has always been its main attraction for its visitors. By the 1840s the local landed gentry and the new aspiring middle-classes from Lancashire’s mill-towns visited Blackpool as a means of promoting good health and also meeting…

Blackpool, Bailey's Hotel

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This hotel was founded in 1776 by a farmer, Lawrence Bailey, and opened to the public in 1785 with 34 bedrooms, three dining rooms and a coffee lounge. It stands at the northern end of Blackpool’s promenade. It is one of only a few hotels in…