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Nature power: Anne Wilson from The Co-operative North Eastern and Cumbrian Committee hands over a cheque for £350 to Myron Hyrnkow at Askam Village School in 2007 towards a wind turbine to make the school self sufficient in energy
Nature power: Anne Wilson from The Co-operative North Eastern and Cumbrian Committee hands over a cheque for £350 to Myron Hyrnkow at Askam Village School in 2007 towards a wind turbine to make the school self sufficient in energy
10 October 2017 5:13PM

Barrow teenager Matthew Drury was selected in the English Karate Federation national squad and was to compete in the World Cadet and Junior Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Workers at the Sellafield nuclear site, in West Cumbria, started their own American football team - called the Cumbrian Mariners.

Cumbria in Bloom judges visited the grounds of Graythwaite manor Hotel, Grange, and were given a guided tour by head gardener David Rhodes.

Newborn babies in South Cumbria were to be screened for cystic fibrosis.

25 YEARS AGO

Barrow Conservative councillor Michael Tear called for fellow council members to be breath-tested before entering the town hall chamber - and be barred if they were over drink-drive alcohol limit.

Anti-radiation pills were to be handed out to Barrow Island residents to hold in stock in case of a nuclear accident at the shipyard.

Joyce and John Tindling, of Broughton Road, Dalton, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They met as war workers on Walney.

Three Askam boys were rescued from the incoming Duddon Estuary tide by members of Duddon Inshore Rescue using a new four-wheeled motorbike.

50 YEARS AGO

Barrow baths superintendent Noel Winter was moving to be deputy general manager at the Manchester baths and laundries department.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was planning a major demonstration in Barrow on November 4 for the launch of the Polaris nuclear missile submarine Repulse.

A diving team from West Coast Sub-Aqua managed to raise the launch used by Barrow Sea Cadets after it sank in Ramsden Dock.

It was hoped that hovercraft could be operating between Blackpool and Barrow by the summer of 1968, said London-based Anson Associates.

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