10 YEARS AGO

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Like this: Blackpool Tower Ballroom resident dance teacher Jason Parkinson hosting dance sessions at Barrow's Forum 28 in 2007
Like this: Blackpool Tower Ballroom resident dance teacher Jason Parkinson hosting dance sessions at Barrow's Forum 28 in 2007
24 September 2017 8:23PM

A safer crossing point for walkers was created on the A585 at the Fox and Goose Cottages in the Whicham Valley, near Millom.

An exhibition of paintings of early transport scenes by Peter Miller was being held at the Ruskin Museum, Coniston.

Cumbria police took delivery of four big yellow safety camera vans which would move around the county of check on driving speed and reduce accidents.

A sponsored walk around the historic landmarks of Furness raised £1,500 for the Furness and District Motor Neurone Disease Association.

25 YEARS AGO

Barrow RAF Sergeant Gary Roper was awarded the Gulf Medal in recognition of his role in the liberation of Kuwait.

Maureen Jones, of Hawkshead, was one of 11 regional winners in a national cheese dish contest organised by the BBC Good Food magazine.

More than 200 Guides, Brownies and Rainbows enjoyed a gala day held at Ulverston's Victoria Upper School. Events were based on a theme of desert island castaways.

Youngsters from the Ulverston Rotaract Club were praised by Age Concern after answering an appeal to help with the overgrown gardens of elderly people.

50 YEARS AGO

Mary Simpson, of The Green, Bardsea, was flying to Malta in November to take up secretarial duties in the Women's Royal; Naval Service.

Around 700 retired workers from Vickers in Barrow went to the ABC cinema in the town to see a film marking the shipyard company's centenary.

The Ulverston Society of Artists held its exhibition in the town's Sun Hotel.

You could earn up to £1,665 per year as baths superintendent at Barrow's Abbey Road pool.

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