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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Can you help these folk find their roots?

SIR – My great aunt Miss Maude Walshe (my grandfather’s younger sister) moved to Ravenglass in the mid 1930s after the death of her aunt, Margaret Twentyman of Dean, with whom she had lived for over 30 years as housekeeper.

Last updated 22 July 2010
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The principle of local justice – by the people, for the people

SIR – The recommendation to close both Whitehaven Courts – the Magistrates’ Court and Whitehaven County Court – was made by the Regional Director’s Office of Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) based in Preston.

Last updated 21 July 2010
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The best of our community

ceconclets SIR – Last Thursday I went to the charity show in aid of the shooting tragedy, in the Civic Hall, at Whitehaven. It was the best show I have seen for a long time, in fact, better than some shows on television.

Last updated 21 July 2010
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Gosforth WI

IN the absence of Anne Williams, Beneta Livesey presided opening the meeting by welcoming visitor Helen Stanton.

Last updated 21 July 2010
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Why the cadets who serve our town are worthy of this honour

CECADET1507 SIR – So Brian Parnaby is “concerned” that the Freedom of Copeland was awarded to local cadet organisations and wants to “put it into perspective” (“Criticism of cadets’ honour”, The Whitehaven News, letters, July 8).

Last updated 14 July 2010
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I cannot bear to watch RL team I have supported for over 50 years

SIR – This letter had to be written. I have been a supporter of Whitehaven Rugby League for over 50 years and missed very few home games but Thursday’s match against Widnes was the last match I will go to until something is resolved at the club.

Last updated 9 July 2010
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It’s official: The West is best!

cekmay 0807 SIR – I’d like to thank the organisers so much for the wonderful welcome they and all the people of Whitehaven and surrounds extended to us.

Last updated 7 July 2010
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The Quiz

Last updated 7 July 2010
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Thanks for a fantastic festival – it gave us a much-needed lift

cefestcrowds SIR – We would like to express our thanks to the organisers and exhibitors for an excellent Whitehaven Festival.

Last updated 30 June 2010
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Police extend thanks to people of Copeland during difficult time

SIR – I am writing to thank the people of Whitehaven and Copeland for all of their support during what, I’m sure your readers will agree, has been a very difficult time for the whole of our community.

Last updated 24 June 2010
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More to life than chalk

cechalkers SIR – I am writing as the step-mum of Hannah Hurst. I agree with Ms Hurst – why should we not encourage the kids to be out after the latest events in Cumbria? (“Chalk mark trouble,” The Whitehaven News, June 17).

Last updated 23 June 2010
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Tories’ slash-and-burn attitude will destroy all that has been achieved

SIR – I write in support of your Editorial in The Whitehaven News of June 3 with regards to living in uncertain times with the new coalition Government, and the need not to take our eye off the ball with the intended review of the long- awaited West Cumberland Hospital. On more than one occasion in the past I have written to your newspaper warning of the dangers to the NHS if the Tories got back into power.

Last updated 16 June 2010
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Words of comfort

SIR – I wrote this when I lost a family member to remember they’re still here beside me, watching me. It helped me get through the hard times and I hope it will make you feel the same.

Last updated 16 June 2010
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Quashing false rumours

SIR – The owners of the Upper Crust wish to state that they were misquoted in a national newspaper recently and also that there are a number of local rumours circulating regarding the recent tragic incident in Whitehaven. We wish to make it clear that:

Last updated 16 June 2010
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Lakes Alive a huge success

celakeslaive04 SIR – I’m writing to thank all of the thousands of people who came along to the recent Lakes Alive event in Whitehaven and helped to make it such a resounding success.

Last updated 16 June 2010
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Our gratitude to the people of Copeland

ceegresilent1706 SIR – We would like, via your letters page, to express our gratitude to the people of Copeland for the way in which they have conducted themselves during the difficult times we have endured recently.

Last updated 16 June 2010
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From a united community with a strong determination to survive

ceseaslett1006 SIR – I wish to bring to your attention a feature story – “Flowers and candles on route that shattered a community – the last journey of Derrick Bird,” by Andrew Norfolk – that appeared in The Times newspaper on Saturday. I thought my letter of response to The Times would be of interest to your readers. I wrote:

Last updated 10 June 2010
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I just want to talk about it...

andy priestststs1 I don’t think I’m the only one who just wants to talk. I’ve been trying to get down to work since last Wednesday, but I can’t concentrate. All I want to do is talk about it – “it” meaning everything about what happened.

Last updated 9 June 2010
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‘A countryman from the top of his head to the tips of his toes’

WE both have the warmest of memories of Spike Dixon. He regularly supplied us with new-laid eggs and we often crossed paths when walking our dogs in the nearby fells.

Last updated 9 June 2010
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Making sense of the pain

lanerns I WROTE this short passage while in my garden. I initially wrote it for myself to help me understand why life can be so cruel, but then I thought that others might benefit from reading it.

Last updated 9 June 2010
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