10 YEARS AGO

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Rising up: Building work in 2007 on the £4.6m Flass Lane nursing home development in Barrow
Rising up: Building work in 2007 on the £4.6m Flass Lane nursing home development in Barrow
11 October 2017 6:09PM

It was hoped that dozens of new jobs could be created at the new Structural Science Composites factory at the Furness Business Park, Barrow.The firm produced man-hole covers.

Grange launched a crackdown on under-age drinking after children as young as 13 were found wandering the streets with alcohol.

A terraced house at Devon Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £79,950. A semi-detached house at Summerhill, Bootle, was £95,000.

A gang of more than 40 booze-fuelled teenagers was terrorising families living near Barrow Public Park.

25 YEARS AGO

There were plans for a centre for the homeless next to the Hartington Street Methodist Church in Barrow.

VSEL union official Keith Pearson was elected as the new Barrow secretary of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions.

People who rose horse in Dalton cemetery were warned that they were breaking by-laws and could face prosecution.

Dalton should break free of Barrow and Cumbria and go it alone, said town councillor Ian Singlton. He wanted a return to the pre-1974 status of Dalton as an urban district with much greater powers.

50 YEARS AGO

There were plans for public toilets and changing rooms for sporting groups at the Amphitheatre fields, near Furness Abbey.

Lord Melchett, chairman of the British Steel Corporation, flew into Walney airfield for a tour of Barrow Steelworks.

Barrow Public Hall, facing Cornwallis Street, offered dancing to Picadilly recording stars Wimple Winch for five shillings and sixpence (27p).

British Rail put an eight-ton weight restriction on Millom's railway bridge which would pose problems for wagons leaving the town's ironworks.

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