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JAMES BOLAM: James Bolam
JAMES BOLAM: James Bolam
7 June 2017 5:46PM

10 years ago

IAN Holmes won the 20-mile Duddon Valley Fell Race in a time of two hours and 42 minutes. The route included 6,000ft of ascent.

ULVERSTON-BORN music manager Simon Bobbett moved to London to set up his company SB Management. His best known band was The Wombats.

A CROSS-PART group of Cumbrian MPs urged the government to reject plans for a single local authority in the county.

WORK started on a giant artwork for Ulverston. The Ulverston Festival Mural would be at Bolton place and was based on drawings from pupils at Ulverston Victoria High School.

25 years ago

THE imposition of a 10mph speed limit on Windermere would cost the area's economy £1.2m a year, it was claimed.

MILLOM Rugby League Club player of the year Roy Robinson received his award from former New Zealand test forward Kevin Tamati.

A TERRACED house in Market Street, Millom, was offered for sale at £32,000. A semi-detached house in Teasdale Road, North Scale, Walney, was £52,500.

SIR James Ramsden's statue was set to move for the first time in 120 years so that nearby sewers could be rebuilt. The statue had been put up in 1872 and in 1891 had been turned to face the town, rather than the sea.

50 years ago

THE Ministry of Public Works was being asked to take over the 18th century blast furnace at Duddon Bridge as a place of historical interest.

ELEANOR Mary Cornish was the new chairman of Dalton Urban District Council.

PERMANENT waving of hair using new lotions imported from France was one of the hairdressing features at a pageant of hair styles held at the Public Hall, facing Cornwallis Street, Barrow.

THE Polaroid Swinger instant camera was on sale at Maurice Roberts in Dalton Road, Barrow, for a few pennies under £10.

Happy birthday

JAMES BOLAM, British actor, 82; EDDIE CIBRIAN, actor, 43; DANNIE BURSTEIN, actor, 53.

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