Do you remember when...

19 March 2017 4:17PM

10 years ago

THE 17th St Perran's Scout Pack was awarded £6,900 from the Barrow Community Trust to upgrade its meeting hall on Yarlside Road, Holbeck, Barrow.

DAVE Pratt and Dee Bateman took the trophies in the Evening Mail Darts Final at the Cemetery Cottages Club, Barrow.

A COTTAGE on Brade Street, Broughton, was offered for sale at £170,000. A terraced house in Newton Street, Millom, was £80,000.

SECURITY at railway stations in Ulverston, Barrow, Windermere and Grange, was boosted by the introduction of CCTV cameras and improved lighting.

25 years ago

BARROW Town Hall was organising a carnival weekend in June to mark the end of Healthy Barrow events.

ULVERSTON Outsiders were getting ready to present the William Shakespeare play Macbeth at the Coronation Hall. Robin Tyford played the title role with Julie Lloyd as Lady Macbeth.

CONISHEAD Priory, near Ulverston, was offered a grant of £102,000 by English Heritage to help with major restoration work. The priory had been built by Colonel Thomas Braddyll in 1821.

BARROW would not receive assisted area cash from Europe for at least two years, a delegation of trade unionists were told in Brussels.

50 years ago

MAINTENANCE workers could earn up to £16 and 13 shillings (£13.65) a week from the Central Electricity Generating Board at Barrow's Roosecote Power Station.

A DEPUTATION from Haverigg held talks with Millom Council about the impact of flooding in the village at times of high tide. Clement George, of Seaview, Haverigg, said 130 houses had been flooded this month and damage was estimated at £25,000.

JAMES Booth was sworn in as Recorder to Barrow Quarter Sessions. He replaced James Godby Shorrock in handing down judgement on criminal cases.

IF the Royal Navy commissioned a nuclear-powered surface ship then Barrow would be able to build it, said a spokesman for Vickers Shipbuilding Group.

Happy birthday

STEVE MCFADDEN, actor, 58; YVETTE COOPER, politician, 48; DAVID THEWLIS, actor, 54.

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