10 YEARS AGO
The annual Kirkby Charity Fun Day raised around £1,700 for cerebral palsy groups. Attractions included tug of war and clay pigeon shooting.
Brave simmers took the plunge in Windermere with the Outdoor Swimming Society as part of a national event called Breaststrokes.
A terraced house in Nelson Street, Millom, was offered for sale at £79,950. A semi-detached house at Birchwood Drive, Ulverston, was £144,950.
Disease led to the felling of a horse chestnut tree which had stood in Broughton Square since Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897.
25 YEARS AGO
Countryside minister David Maclean was to visit How Farm, Windermere, to accept £20,000 from a Midland bank fund which pay the wages for two local people to work on the National Trust-owned farm on conservation projects.
Barrow was to join a Europe-wide event by lighting a beacon on New Year's Eve to celebrate unity and the advent of the single market.
Moses Keresoma was put on the transfer list at Barrow Rugby League Club at his own request. His appeal for a £3,000 contract had been turned down by the board of directors.
British, American, French and Dutch planes were taking part in a four-day low-flying exercise over the Lake District.
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.
Former Barrow Technical School pupil Donald Newby was appointed senior manager of operations at the Westinghouse Corporation Nuclear Rocket Development Station in Las Vegas. He was working on the Nerva rocket programme, designed to explore Mars.
Barrow Central Wheelers held a cycle race at Croft Park, Abbey Road, Barrow, was part of Barrow's Festival of Sport.
Lakeland Laundries at Barrow needed experienced Hoffman pressers in the dry cleaning department.