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


Ian Lavender was to take over next September as headteacher at St Anne's School, Windermere. He would replace Allan Graham, who was to retire.

A semi-detached house at Watergarth, Barrow, was offered for sale at £165,000. Another semi at Hornedale Avenue, Barrow, was £169,950.

Barrow tax office, in Furness House above The Mall, was to close with the loss of 40 jobs.


UP to 400 new jobs could be on offer after Barrow was a given a £1.4m boost, backed by the European Community's Konver Scheme. This was designed to help areas hit by defence industry redundancies.

A semi-detached house at Fell Croft, Dalton, was offered for sale at £41,500. A terraced house at Chapel Street, Dalton, was £33,950.

The Royal Shakespeare Company was bringing 45 tons of equipment to Barrow's Park Leisure Centre for a production of Julius Caesar.

Students from the theatre studies course at Barrow Sixth Form College staged a Dracula show with a cast including Karen Taylor and Peter Donaldson.


You could see Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee in Curse of the Crimson Altar at Barrow's ABC cinema.

Controversial plans to reorganise hospitals in the Ulverston area were approved by Manchester Regional Hospital Board. It would include the opening of a maternity unity at Stanley Street, Ulverston.

You could earn £13.75 per week as an assistant caretaker at Barrow's County Grammar School for Girls.