10 YEARS AGO

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Steam day: Melissa Fletcher, from Millom, at a 2007 Thomas the Tank Engine weekend at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Steam day: Melissa Fletcher, from Millom, at a 2007 Thomas the Tank Engine weekend at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
9 October 2017 5:40PM

Hundreds of construction jobs would be created if a massive £500m underground gas storage scheme was approved for the Irish Sea.

A new study claimed that up to 240 cancers could have been caused by the Windscale nuclear reactor fire in 1957.

Ulverston's Coronation Hall was visited by the TV crews and experts of the BBC show Antiques Roadshow.

Tottlebank church was the venue for a concert by the South Cumbria Praise Group to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery.

25 YEARS AGO

Churchgoers at Ulverston were being asked if they could provide a night's accommodation for people with nowhere to stay as part of a project between Action for Homeless and Churches Together in Ulverston.

Divers from a police underwater search team found five cars in Barrow docks during a training exercise.

Blasting at Eure Pits limestone quarry, east of Dalton, would extend the old workings by around 60 yards and create the space for 120,000 cubic metres of waste from the Dalton bypass construction project.

Hundreds of tons of young mussels were to be dredged off the Furness coast to establish the biggest mussel farm in Europe at Morecambe.

50 YEARS AGO

The Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Mackenzie praised Barrow shipyard workers after a tour of the newly-completed Polaris missile submarine Resolution. The vessel would leave within days for sea trials.

An empty caravan containing three Calor-gas cylinders caught fire and exploded at the top of the former Barrow Ironworks slagbank, near Ormsgill.

Alf Smith, Millom's Labour Party secretary, appealed for 10 shillings (50p) a week from the wages of all 3,000 adult workers in Millom to create a fund to save the town from industrial stagnation.

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