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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Your opinions: Is it a happy birthday for Cumbria?

Today is the 40th birthday for Cumbria and we have been asking you what county you identify with - Cumbria, Lancaster, Westmorland or Yorkshire?

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@stupotackers on Twitter

I'm 100% Cumbrian my dad is from Westmorland and my mum is from Cumberland.

@Brian_Steadman on Twitter

Difficult to answer living in Sedbergh! Cumbria, in Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire Postcode, South Lakes Council #whowantsus

Sean Duffy on Facebook - It was known as Cumberland before the changes. It was also a better place to live. The boundary changes killed local communities and left Whitehaven with no local voice.

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