Do you remember when? What was in the news 10, 25 & 50 years ago?


Barrow shipyard workers distributed £17,000 to worthy causes from cash raised by the Give As You Earn scheme organised by BAE Systems Submarine Solutions

A terraced house at Fenton Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £69,500. A terraced house at Butler Street, Millom, was £69,950.


A total of 50 shift workers were evacuated from the submarine Victorious after a leak of gas.

A terraced house at Newcastle Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £26,950. A terraced house at Worcester Street, Barrow, was £18,000.

A team of archaeologists believed they had discovered a cache of Saxon artifacts near Gleaston Water Mill. The finds included pottery and horse bones.

Lecturers at Furness College called off industrial action over contracts of employment. More than 100 had been expected to join the strike from the National Union of Teachers in Further and Higher Education.


Around 1,000 people attended the Scout Christmas Fair held in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston, despite the rain.

There was a record number of 70 entries in the latest show held by Barrow Rabbit Club at the Derby Hotel, Barrow. Stephen Turner, aged nine, from Hardknott Gardens, Barrow, was the youngest competitor.

A terrier called Guinness was rescued from a 250ft disused copper mine shaft at Coniston after somehow surviving for a month on just water. The rescue was made by members of the Lancaster Caving and Mine Research Society.