10 YEARS AGO
Radio presenter Eric Robson was in Coniston to open a new walking route through the ground of Monk Coniston Hall.
Millom professional Narsingh Deonarine finished top of the North Lancashire and Cumbria Cricket League Premier Division averages. The West Indian hit 765 runs in 12 innings, for an average of just under 64.
A terraced house in Thames Road, Walney, was offered for sale at £84,950. A semi-detached house in Alder Road, Barrow, was £112,500.
Work started on Barrow's £200m docks regeneration project with Barrow and Furness MP John Hutton cutting the first sod on the site of a Waterfront Business Park.
25 YEARS AGO
Barrow mountain bike rider Caroline Alexander finished 11th in a World Cross Country event held in Canada. She was the first British competitor across the line in a field of 83 riders.
There were plans to narrow Barrow's Throncliffe Road to a single lane as part of a traffic management scheme.
Barrow council wanted to charge Furness General Hospital for removing commercial waste.
You could earn £131.17 per week as head cook working for South Cumbria Health Authority based at Stafford House, on Abbey Road, Barrow.
50 YEARS AGO
You could rent a television from six shillings and sixpence (32p) per week from Kelly's at Dalton Road, Barrow and Market Place, Ulverston.
The Vickers Engineering Works at Barrow was to share in a £2m order for a cement plant for Uganda. The plant would be able to produce 300 tons of cement every day.
Colonel G. F. Appleton conducted the annual inspection at the Barrow division of the British Red Cross Society at Alfred Barrow School, Barrow.
There were plans to turn the bowling green at the Washington pub on Roose Road, Barrow, into a car park.