Barrow council chiefs planned to make very short-stay parking more expensive to encourage longer shopping trips to the town centre.

A detached bungalow at Redmayne Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £155,000. A semi-detached house at Highlands Grove, Barrow, was £135,000.

Firefighters were called to chimney blaze in Chapel Street, Dalton.


Work was due to be completed by Christmas on a sea defence project at Earsne Bay, Walney. A new wall would be up to 18ft high.

Princess Diana sent an inscribed porcelain box to be auctioned to raise money for St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston.

The North Western Society of Magicians presented a night of mystery and magic at the Lisdoonie Hotel, Barrow, in aid of the Ostley House home for the blind.

A semi-detached house at Ashbank, Silecroft, near Millom, was offered for sale at £63,500. A detached house at Arrad Foot, near Ulverston, was £165,000.


A public meeting was to be held into flooding problems at Greenodd.

You could get 25,000 Green Shield Stamps with any new car bought from the D. Stoker garage, in Dalkeith Street, Barrow. Books of the trading stamps could be exchanged for household items.

Part of the Lindal village cricket field vanished, leaving a 10ft-wide hole. It was thought to be sue to mine subsidence.

Ulverston Swimming Club held a gala event at Barrow's Abbey Road pool.