10 YEARS AGO
Some Cumbria County Council staff faced a pay cut as a result of a grading review sparked by an equal-pay claim brought by 3,000 women cooks, cleaners and care workers.
South Lakeland District Council was to spend £20,000 on hand-held computers for traffic wardens.
Ian Reddington, who played Vernon in the soap opera Coronation Street, visited Honister Slate Mine, in the Borrowdale Valley, for a guided tour.
St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston received £502,000 from the Department of Health which would be used on improvements to palliative care at Ulverston and work on the Lesser King's Hall in Barrow.
25 YEARS AGO
A terraced house in Wordsworth Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £28,000. A garage-linked detached house at Pannatt Hill, Millom, was £80,000.
Dalton farmer David Mutton won the supreme champion award at Lowick Show with his herd of Friesians.
Barrow Rugby League Club lost at home to Nottingham by 12 points to 19 in the third division.
Collector Lionel Horbury had a display of military items in the Coronation Hall as part of the town's Charter Festival.
50 YEARS AGO
Fred Rawsthorn, aged 65, was landlord of the Wellington, on Rawlinson Street, Barrow, for almost 30 years. He was presented with a silver cigarette box to mark his retirement.
A Hotpoint twin tub washer was 72 guineas (£75.60) from branches of Dalton Radio at Barrow, Dalton and Ulverston.
Millom Cricket Club professional Ramnath Kenny returned to India after a season of 689 runs, for an average score of 53.5 and a top score of 135 against Penrith.
You could earn 25p an hour working as a home help for Lancashire County Council n Grange, Cartmel, Allithwaite, Coniston or Ulverston.