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


The Woolworth's store, in Dalton Road, Barrow, was holding a closing down sale. It was expected that 25,000 jobs would go with the closure of the national chain.

A semi-detached house at Fairfield Lane, Barrow, was offered for sale at £174,950. Another semi at Strathaird Avenue, Walney, was £165,000.

The Victorian Society failed in a bid to get listed status for Brockhole mansion on the shores of Windermere. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport didn't feel the demolition-threatened building had sufficient architectural significance.


Barrow and Ulverston hospitals were threatened with fines from health chiefs if they did not reduce the number of patients waiting at least a year for hospital treatment.

A musical story called The Greatest Show on Earth — and based on life in the circus — was presented by youngsters at Parkview School, Barrow.

A terraced house at Monk Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £16,500. A semi-detached house at Yarlside Road, Barrow, was £59,950.

Staff at travel agency Thomas Cook were moving from Abbey Road to a new shop on Dalton Road.


Around 100 tons of hay was destroyed in a barn fire at Old Hall Farm, Ulverston.

Every year of delay in building Barrow's new town centre would add £100,000 to the cost, said borough mayor and alderman Cedric Ward.

A terraced house in Earle Street, Barrow, could have been yours for £1,650.