HARLEY Davidson riders roared into town to hand over a £600 cheque to St Mary’s Hospice, in Ulverston.

The money had been raised by the Lake District group of the Harley Davidson Riders’ Club of Great Britain at a rally at Burton, near Kendal, In July that year.

About 250 Harleys turned out over the weekend and local businesses donated raffle prizes.

The hospice was now the riders’ ‘adopted’ charity.

A £600 cheque was presented to Toney Silver, clerical officer for the hospice by Greg Milligan, local area representative for the riders’ club.

Ten Harley Davidsons were at the presentation.

Also in 1994, fine-feathered friends of St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston were being provided with a brand new home to keep the winter cold at bay.

The purpose-built wooden dovecote was set to become home to a flock of birds, which had been feathering a nest for themselves at the hospice over the previous four months.

The doves fist took flight on August 8 when they were released to mark the ceremonial cutting of the first turf of the £1 million extension at the hospice.

Instead of flying away, the homing instinct proved too strong and the doves decided they liked their new surroundings and had been roosting at the hospice ever since.

But with the onset of the severe winter weather and concern that the doves would be affected by the cold, the hospice decided the birds should have a home.

As a result, Charlie Dent, boss of Contract Joinery, in Ulverston, took on the task of building a dovecote from a design by Geraldine Braithwaite, from Cartmel.

Hospice officials said the dovecote had been painted by workers from Furness Itec and contractors Parkinson’s of Lancaster had been enlisted to help the hospice maintenance man erect it in the grounds.