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PAULA ABDUL: Paula Abdul
PAULA ABDUL: Paula Abdul
18 June 2017 4:47PM

10 years ago

ALL smoking was to be banned from Furness General Hospital and its grounds from the end of the month.

AN arts weekend was being held at St Cuthbert's Church, Aldingham, featuring paintings, needlework and even computer imagery.

HARPIST Clare Bakewell was to play at the Victory Hall, Broughton.

A SEMI-DETACHED house at Longlands Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £144,950. Another semi at Ormsgill Lane, Barrow, was £129,950. A terraced house at Kent Street, Barrow, was £78,000.

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.

IT was claimed that there would be a big dreduction in costs from the formation of a big health Authority serving the communities of Morecambe Bay.

DEMOLITION work was taking place at the pool area of Barrow Abbey Road baths.

NORTH West Water bowed to pressure from a Barrow-led group of councils and decided not to put fluoride in the water supply. A total of 28 councils from Carlisle to Manchester had opposed the plans.

50 years ago

THE submarine Opossum came to Barrow on a six-day courtesy visit. It was built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead in 1964.

LEO Villa, Donald Campbell's chief mechanic and close friend, was given the OBE for services to land and water speed records.

BARROW Round Table had raised half of the £1,000 it needed to buy a cardiac rescusitator for North Lonsdale Hospital, Barrow.

THE Barrow former deputy chief constable James Colton, by 1967 with Manchester City Police, was awarded the OBE. He had served for 23 years in Barrow.

Happy birthday

PAULA ABDUL, singer, 55; BORIS JOHNSON, MP, 53; SOPHIE GRIGSON, TV chef, 58.

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