Parton Party on, from PastPresented


1945 etc.
1965 & 75

Here are the source notes for "Parton Party on", a look at life in Parton on the Cumbrian coast between the 1920s and the 1970s. For a change, these are not presented on a page-by-page basis, but as a complete chronological index of every relevant item I found while searching through local newspapers and other sources. The book examines one year per decade (and for the first year, 1925, I have also provided detailed summaries of most of the articles found). The principal week-by-week, page-by-page check used the microfilms of the "Whitehaven News" held at Whitehaven Record Office & Local Studies Library, but some use has been made of other Cumbrian newspapers held at Workington and Carlisle. I have also included, in green, various items of peripheral relevance, or in many cases no relevance at all.