Cumbria celebrates its 40th anniversary as council

The county of Cumbria is celebrating its 40th birthday today,

In 1974 Cumberland and Westmorland, and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire, merged to form the new county.

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Archive video shows closure of Westmorland council and the start of Cumbria County council

Footage from the ITV Border archives shows the day Westmorland Council finally finished, and the subsequent opening of Cumbria County Council in 1974.

The film was part of a series looking back at the history of Border TV.

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