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Friday, 01 August 2014

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Beehive memories

SIR – I was delighted to read the article about The Beehive in The Whitehaven News (March 24).

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bygone era: The Beehive on King Street, Whitehaven

My mother, Verena Robinson (née Walton), was born in Whitehaven in 1895 and worked at The Beehive before emigrating to Sydney, Australia in 1924 with her husband Fred Robinson and two-year-old son Fred.

I was born in Sydney in 1933 and my brother Fred also lives here.

My mother often spoke about her happy time at The Beehive and I was delighted to find more information today in your paper, especially seeing the photos. Sadly my mother passed away in 1969.

My wife and I often browse The Whitehaven News on the computer and enjoy reading about your lovely town and sometimes amazed at the weather temperatures in winter when we are sweltering here in summer.

We have relatives in Whitehaven and keep in touch with them although we are a long way apart.

Keep up the good work.

Richard ROBINSON

Sydney, Australia

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