10 YEARS AGO

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Marjorie Harris, a postmistress from Walney, collects the prize in Age Concern's summer quiz from Jo Ward in 2007
Marjorie Harris, a postmistress from Walney, collects the prize in Age Concern's summer quiz from Jo Ward in 2007
29 September 2017 5:04PM

South Lakes MP Tim Farron backed charity Age Concern in its battle over day care charges for the elderly in Cumbria.

A terraced house at Silver Street, Marton, was offered for sale at £159,950. A terraced house at Alexander Gardens, Ulverston, was £144,950.

A new series of healthy walks started in Ulverston as part of a nation programme. It was called Furness Feet First and walks would be held on Friday mornings.

Barrow's Duke of Edinburgh reopened as a luxury hotel after a major refurbishment costing at least £1.6m.

25 YEARS AGO

Amateur international player Peter Dawson turned down an offer to turn professional with Barrow Rugby League Club.

Barrow and Bootle were in urgent need of new fire stations, an annual inspection revealed.

Barrow auxiliary nurse Sandra Ross raised £400 by having her head shaved at the Concle Inn, Rampside, for research into cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

Grange builder Nigel Patrick May was heading off to join crew members for a round-the-world yacht race, having raised £15,000 to take part.

50 YEARS AGO

Blackpool window cleaner Harry Beverley and three friends were rescued by the Barrow lifeboat after the mainsail was ripped away from the yacht Falcon in a Force 5 wind.

You could earn £4 and 10 shillings (£4.50) per week at age 15 working for Oxley at Ulverston.

A Dalton youth who claimed her walked out of Barrow's Crierion Hotel, on Cornwallis Street, without noticing her had an ash tray in his jacket pocket was fined £2.

Ulverston Urban District Council decided on 25m as the length of a planned swimming pool for the town.



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