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JOSIE LAWRENCE: Josie Lawrence
JOSIE LAWRENCE: Josie Lawrence
1 June 2017 6:35PM

10 years ago

A SEMI-DETACHED house at Strathmore Avenue, Walney, was offered for sale at £119,950.A semi at Pembroke Close, Barrow, was £169,950.

THE Windermere Ice Cream Company was using Hawkshead Brewery's Red Ale as a new flavouring for its ice cream. Both firms were based at the Staveley Mill Yard, near Windermere.

A REVAMP costing £40,000 was completed at Grange railway station by Trans-Pennine Express. The work was unveiled by the rail company managing director Vernon Barker.

A MASSIVE hole was being dug at Ramsden Square, Barrow, as part of a £14m project to stop flooding in Abbey Road, Duke Street and Hindpool. There would be a 100ft deep storm water tank, capable of holding enough water for five swimming pools.

25 years ago

POP band U2 were tipped as surprise headliners for a Sellafield anti-nuclear demonstration planned for June 20. It was being organised by Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment.

A NEW ferry service was started on Coniston Water by Coniston Ferry Services. The company used a wooden-hulled luanch from the 1920s which could carry 50 passengers.

STEAM enthusiasts at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the locomotive River Mite.

GRACE and Bernard Shaplin, of Bank View, Haverigg, near Millom, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

50 years ago

A TOTAL of 44 per cent of the 21,580 households in Westmorland had a car - and 11 per cent had at least two, new figures revealed.Only eight per cent were left on public roads at night.

YOU could earn up to £785 a year as home help organiser for the health department at Barrow council.

A NEW extension opened at the Barrow Marks & Spencer store on Dalton Road.

BARROW Round Table was organising a cruise to the Isle of Man from the Belfast Berth on Ramsden Dock Road, Barrow. The trip was die back at Barrow for 10.15pm

Happy birthday

JOSIE LAWRENCE, actress, 58; MAX CASELLA, actor, 50; JASON ISAACS, actor, 54.

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