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Making money: A charity bowling competition held at Askam Bowling Club raised £1,285 for the oncology unit at Furness General Hospital in 2007
Making money: A charity bowling competition held at Askam Bowling Club raised £1,285 for the oncology unit at Furness General Hospital in 2007
22 September 2017 5:37PM

There was a division between town councillors over a scheme to turn part of a Grange playing field into allotments. Up to 14 growing plots were wanted on the Memorial Playing Field.

Sir Richard Barrow, the 6th baronet of Ulverston, agreed to be the patron of the Friends of the Sir John Barrow Monument at Ulverston.

A group of Furness teenagers from the A590 Youth Theatre were hoping to raise £4,500 to Prague in November to defend the gold medal they won in a Euroepan drama contest.

National Park chiefs pledged to keep the Bowness tourist information centre open for another year.

25 YEARS AGO

The fire brigade at Glaxochem in Ulverston won four separate awards during a competition at Reigate, Surey.

Barrow Council was to go ahead with an investigation into handing over council homes to a housing associations.

St Matthew's Church at Dendron was celebrating its 350th anniversary. Quaker founder George Fox once preached there and artist George Romney went to its school.

Blawith hotel Appletree Holme was named as Cumbria's hotel of the year in the new Which? consumer guide.

50 YEARS AGO

A fire virtually destroyed an empty single-storey building at the old Meathop Sanatorium, near Grange.

Barrow magistrates imposed fines of between £10 and £25 on 18 people found not to have bought television licences.

Annette Hylton, of Abbey Road, Barrow, was to be Maid Marion in the Robin Hood pantomime being staged at the Civic Theatre, Rotherham.

Barrow's police dog Major was the centre of attention when he met youngsters at the ABC Minors cinema club with handler PC Brian Norris.

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