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Carlisle memorial planned for 'Harry off the lift'

Only a few people from any generation achieve the status of a local legend.

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I have just been on holiday to Turkey. I had been talking to a couple from Carlisle and i asked them if they remember the man who operated the lift in Binns. And they told me of his death. He was a very lovely man, what memories.I loved going because i know i would get a toy tractor from Binns.

Posted by Warwick on 30 June 2012 at 20:05

god that takes me back!! lovely man a memorial is a perfect idea.

Posted by l campbell on 24 April 2012 at 11:58

I remember Harry as if I had just seen him yesterday,thats the sort of person he was,his personality was infectious and one felt better for having met him.I think thats because he put others before himself,not many like him now sadly.

Posted by James Dick on 24 April 2012 at 11:27

I just read about Harry's death today and like so many people have many happy memories of him when I was a little girl in the 60's. I found his chatter fascinating and when it was time to get out he always lifted me over the little gap and onto the floor outside the lift. I would gladly contribute to a memorial.

Posted by Sue on 22 April 2012 at 23:39

A true character, RIP. As previously suggested a memorial to "Harry the Lift" is a must.

Posted by Gary on 22 April 2012 at 21:23

Harry worked on the lift when I was a little girl in the 50s - he was always "Harry off the lifts" as your article says. Another local character gone, but hopefully not forgotten!

Posted by Linda on 21 April 2012 at 21:35

Have just found out that Harry has died and I'm so sorry to hear it. He really was a brilliant bloke. I remember walking home from the match one night & Harry caught up with me near the tram sheds. He talked non-stop about Carlisle Utd until he turned off the London road in Harraby. The world could do with a few more like you Harry.

Posted by Brian Norman on 21 April 2012 at 11:31

harry was very nice man

Posted by john ward on 21 April 2012 at 10:15

We all know of Harry's love of Carlisle Utd, even during the clubs darkest days he would never say a bad word against them, so wouldn't it be fitting if the officials at Brunton Park arrange a minutes applause for him before the final home game against Exeter?

Posted by keith on 21 April 2012 at 09:33

yes i remember mr cheeseman i courted and married a girl who worked in binns so i was often in that classy store
its thirty years since i was in carlisle but the other i remember was the man who sold the evening news out side marks with his cry THERES NOT MANY LEFT
often wonder what happened to him
and of course TWINKLE TOES god bless him
donald barnes

Posted by donald barnes on 21 April 2012 at 01:39

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