New Collections

Important and interesting records continue to arrive in our Archive Centres. We catalogue these and previously unlisted material, and make available these catalogues on CASCAT. Detailed lists are available for new additions to CASCAT during recent months for Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and Whitehaven Archive Centres (PDF, 2MB-7MB). Here are some of the highlights from recent additions to the collections of Cumbria Archive Service.


William Taylor, 3rd Battalion Irish guards

William Taylor (dob 5 Aug 1922) from Workington was a Steel Erector's Helper at Distington Haematite Iron Works when he was called up for the Army in 1942. He joined the Irish Guards, training at Caterham and serving in Western Europe. He landed in Normandy on D-Day +2 and was promoted on the battlefield to Corporal. He was injured in Sep 1944 in lead up to Arnhem. He was sent to St Hugh's College Oxford which was the Military Hospital for treating head injuries. On recovery he continued to serve in the Guards regiment until discharged as Sergeant in 1946. He returned to Workington and worked at High Duty Alloys. He died in 1989.
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Morecambe Bay Partnership

Oral history: Morecambe Bay Lives Project and Catching Tales Project. CDROMs, external Hard drives and associated paperwork. The Fishing Hut: 2 sets of postcards of designs by Hannah Fox and John Fox; After the Ebb: Fishing Stories from the Ebb Fishing stories from Morecambe Bay a large booklet and two issues of a newspaper; advertising postcard and leaflet
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Papers of H. P. Cain, climber and original member of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club.

Including photograph album and climbing diary 1912-1921, and photographs and album pages 1918-1920s featuring climbers, expeditions, and club meets in the Lake District and Scotland; annotated guidebook (incomplete) 'British Mountain Climbs Climbing in Skye' 1910s; Three Peaks 1926 expedition planning notes and itinerary; and climbing records of Marjorie M Cain (Aleroff) 1916-1931.
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Hough, Halton and Soal, Solicitors of Carlisle

Extensive client records, including building firm Border Engineering of Whitehaven and Carlisle; the fishery disputes on the Eden, the Norval family of Stanwix, Carlisle and the Standish family of [Carlisle] 1812-1968; S.M.T. Sales and Service Co. Ltd., Motor Engineers & Coachbuilders; the Cumberland and Westmorland Territorial Association, 1911-1945
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