FIFTY YEARS AGO
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(From the "West Cumberland Times,"
April 9th, 1881.)
 
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REFRESHMENT ROOM FOR
   MARYPORT STATION.
 
    The new refreshment room at Maryport railway station is fast approaching completion and will be opened in the next few weeks. The Maryport Coffee Tavern Company have taken the premises, and refreshments will be supplied from the Coffee Tavern. This will meet a long felt want to passengers at the Maryport Station.
 
 
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SILLOTH.
 
    The visitors to this favourite seaside resort are beginning to put in an appearance. The air, being dry and bracing and free from damp or fog, is found to be particularly adapted to invalids. The east winds which have been prevalent for the last few weeks have much retarded the ingress of vessels at this port, but those leaving have been greatly assisted by them.
 
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LOCAL BOARD ELECTIONS.
 
    Three members required to serve on the Workington Local Board were elected on Thursday. Mr. T. IREDALE, Mr. T. BARBOUR and Mr. W. RICE were successful, the other candidates being Messrs. J. MILBURN, G. KIRKWOOD, R. ROBINSON, P. D. LAMBE and J. WOOD.
 
    Four members had to be elected at Cockermouth, abd those successful were:
 
Mr. David RAPLEY
 
Mr. James BOLTON
 
Mr. Josiah HALL
 
Mr. William IRWIN.
 
NOT ELECTED:
 
Mr. Peter FLETCHER
 
Mr. John HODGSON
 
    At the twenty-ninth election at Keswick: - 
 
Mr. R. R. LOWTHIAN,
 
Mr. John WALKER 
 
Mr. George STAMPER were elected.
 
Mr. David PAPE
 
John LAWSON
 
Joseph HODGSON being unsuccessful.
 
 
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