10 YEARS AGO
Public consultation was to start in October on Cumbria County Council plans for a major shake-up of secondary education in Barrow which would see the creation of a academy.
Youngsters on Barrow's Hindpool and Central Wards got to try out self-defence skills in workshops held in The Annexe in Bath Street.
A total of 17 entrants were taking part in the second semi-final of the Modelling Competition 2017 being held at the Nines, in Dalkeith Street, Barrow.
Former Barrow AFC caretaker manager Darren Edmondson was in temporary charge of Workington Reds after the departure of Tommy Cassidy.
25 YEARS AGO
Pennington parish councillors planned a public protest march aimed at getting officials to agree a reduction in traffic speed on the A590 near the Cross-a-Moor junction.
Bill and Teresa Hudson, of Corporation Terrace, Barrow, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They had first met at a Walney fairground.
Prisoners at Haverigg jail won a Cumbria in Bloom certificate of special merit for work on hanging baskets around the prison entrance and residential areas.
Ulverston market traders faced a rent rise from South Lakeland District Council of around 40 per cent.
50 YEARS AGO
Furness electricity users faced a 13 per cent increase in charges from the North-Western Electricity Board.
Coniston Mountain Rescue Team and police were called to a disused copper mine, near Coniston, to rescue two trapped potholers.
Yvonne Beadlestone, aged just eight, was the youngstest to complete a one-mile swim across Windermere. The swimmer from Leigh managed a time of 40min 29secs.
Members of Barrow council's markets, parks and libraries committee took part in an annual inspection of Barrow Park and visited the planned site for a cafe.