10 YEARS AGO
A plan to turn Calder Hall nuclear power station into a museum was scrapped after estimates put the cost at £128m.
Civil servants in Barrow were taking part in a campaign to try to stop 400 of their UK colleagues being made redundant in government efficiency savings.
Second home owners were being blamed for wrecking communities across South Cumbria. Figures from the Lake District National Park Authority showed that almost half the houses in Coniston were second homes.
There were plans for seven large terraced houses on the parking area at Barow's Victoria Park Hotel.
25 YEARS AGO
Sue Faulkner, of Bootle, stepped down as chairwoman of the West Cumbria Community Health Council after two years.
Haverigg residents were to be kept informed about attempts to defend the village from the sea in a special newsletter from the National Rivers Authority.
A detached bungalow at Orchard Close, Bardsea, was offered for sale at £115,000.
Cumbrian Methodists voted at the county synod in favour of the ordination of gay ministers.
50 YEARS AGO
Work was underway at Abbey Road on a new automatic telephone exchange for Barrow. The equipment was due to be fitted in 1969 and it would go into operation the following year.
Urgent repairs were urged by councillors to a footpath at London Road, Lindal.
A representative side from the Barrow and District Badminton League was to play Blackpool in the Littlewood Cup.
You could earn up to £625 per year as a clerk and shorthand typist for the Furness and South Cumberland Building Society in Cornwallis Street, Barrow.