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Water power: Gardener James Martin looking after the plants in 2007 at the award-winning garden of Graythwaite Manor Hotel in Grange
Water power: Gardener James Martin looking after the plants in 2007 at the award-winning garden of Graythwaite Manor Hotel in Grange
4 September 2017 6:54PM

A water buffalo called William Shakespeare died and three people needed hospital treatment in a traffic accident on the A590, near Dalton. The animal had escaped from its field at Butts Beck.

Westmorland MP Tim Farron set off on a sponsored 10k run to help raise the £13,000 needed to restore the concrete First World War soldier statute outside the Cartmel Grange Care Hotel in Grange.

Angry hockey players turned out in force to oppose plans by Barrow council to replace their full-size pitch at Barrow's Park Leisure Centre with six courts for five-a-side football.

There were closure fears for the Remploy factory at Flass Lane, near Roose, which employed 34 people with disabilities to make filters.

25 YEARS AGO

Barrow lifeboat treasurer George Dawson was awarded a silver medal for his 35 years with the RNLI. It was presented by deputy regional organiser Les Fraser.

Donald and Benita Whyte, of Abbey Road, Barrow, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough was to visit Holker Hall to give a talk as a guest of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust. He was also to open the Joy Ketchen Memorial Nature Reserve at Humphrey Head, near Grange.

Barrow AFC player Mark Rutter was released by the club due to budget cuts.

50 YEARS AGO

Dalton councillors had been battling without success for three years to push through a road widening scheme for Greystone Lane.

Construction work was in progress on the Highfield reservoir, near Dalton.

Cartmel's Jane Newton, of Fell View, flew to Tanzania to start two years' work with the Voluntary Service Overseas. She was to work near Arusha on a livestock improvement project.

Dalton councillors were told that people feared heavy storms on the Newton Road estate in case homes and gardens were flooded. Sand and clay had formed blockages in drains on the road.



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