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


Cumbrians were doing their bit to help the county council hit recycling targets but waste paper was being stockpiled instead of being pulped because not enough profit could be made from selling it due to reduced demand from China and India.

A National Lottery grant was to help start up a Sunday morning club at Lakes Leisure to bring sport to children with disabilities in Ulverston.

You could earn up to £15,247 as a teaching assistant at the Alfred Barrow School, in Duke Street, Barrow.


A new youth drop-in centre was due to open at Dalton Drill Hall on January 25 after a public meeting signed up a group of volunteer helpers.

A terraced house at Church Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £29,950. A flat at Goldsmith Street, Barrow, was £19,950.

Nine people applied to be volunteers at a hostel for single homeless people at Melbreak House hostel, which was due to open in February.

You could earn £9,000 per year as a department manager at Barrow's Matalan Discount Club, on Walney Road.


There were plans for a holiday caravan site at Thorney Nook, Walney. Making the former tip site suitable for 50 vans would cost around £6,000.

There was 10 per cent off the price of toys in a sale at Babyland, in Cavendish Street, Barrow.

You could earn up to £815 per year as a meter reader for the North Western Gas Board. The area to be covered included Barrow, Millom, Ulverston and Dalton. Training and a uniform would be provided.