10 YEARS AGO
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.
Magicians from across Cumbria took to the stage at Ulverston's Coronation Hall for a show staged by the North Western Society of Magicians.
Tom Luke, who had been a spiritual advisor at the Barrow Asda store, was to take over as chaplain at the Sellafield nuclear plant in West Cumbria.
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.
25 YEARS AGO
Grange builder Nigel Patrick Bray, 29, was getting ready to set sail on a round-the-world yacht race, called the British Steel Challenge.
South Lakeland District Council expected to pay £19,500 this year for bed-and-breakfast accommodation for the homeless - up by £15,000 from the previous year.
Millom trench leek grower Ron Jackson took the top prize in the annual horticultural show held in St George's Hall, Millom.
Barrow Island shopkeepers were being asked by the police to curtail bulk sales of eggs to youths after more than 150 were bought to hurl at cars and the doors and windows of flats.
50 YEARS AGO
Possibly the cheapest petrol in Furness was being offered by John Cuff, the main Ford distributor, based at Holker Street, Barrow. ICI Imperial petrol was five shillings (25p) a gallon.
Barrow Island Boating Club was hosting a dance at the Victoria Park Hotel to celebrate the town's centenary. Dancing was to Danny Patterson and the Flamingoes.
Walney Amateur Operatic Society chose Oklahoma as its next show and had just started rehearsals at the society's headquarters at Ramsden Square, Barrow.
Barrow's British Cellophane and Social Club had Blackpool band Johnny Breeze and the Atlantics.