10 YEARS AGO
A detached house at Foxfield Road, Broughton, was offered for sale at £395,000. A newly-built terraced house at Chapelfield, North Scale, Walney, was £225,000.
Health chiefs at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust were having a dress code review of the use of Crocs. Static from the popular footwear had been implicated to the malfunctioning of electrical medical equipment in Sweden.
Tai Chi, Spanish and Indian cookery classes were among those on offer to adult learners in Millom.
More than 300 cyclists saddled up for the Tour de Furness ride organised by Furness Rotary Club in aid of St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston.
25 YEARS AGO
Barrow's Furness General Hospital was understaffed by around 40 nurses, claimed health service union CoHSE.
Ulverston town crier Alf Jarvis took part in the national championships at Hastings/
The 3,177-tonne car ferry Lady of Mann was to visit Barrow as part of 125th anniversary celebrations for the port.
A link detached house in Kepplewray Drive, Barrow, was offered for sale at £56,500. A terraced house in Stewart Street, Barrow, was £26,500.
50 YEARS AGO
Commander J. R. Wardman, the captain of the Barrow-built nuclear submarine Repulse, signed the visitors' book in the Mayor's Parlour at Barrow Town Hall.
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise were starring in The Magnificent Two at Barrow's Odeon cinema.
There was a total of 475 entries at the St Luke's Flower Show in Barrow.
Demonstrations were being held at the Majestic Hotel, Barrow, of the latest home knitting and weaving machines. They had been provided by the Knitting and Sewing Centre, of Workington.