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


South Lakes MP Tim Farron called on the Government to lower the cost of water bills for churches and voluntary organisations.

Walney Army Cadets came top of the class in an annual county military skills competition held at Warcop, Cumbria.

Comedy legend Ken Dodd was approached about visiting Ulverston to unveil a statue to Stan Laurel, who was born in the town, and his screen partner Oliver Hardy.

Youth support services in Cumbria were set to get a £9m boost.


The Barrow VSEL yard was to close its foundry, with the expected loss of 27 jobs. Operations at the plant would finish by the end of March. The yard's forge had been closed in April 1992 with the loss of 25 jobs.

Smoking should be banned in public places, said a majority of Barrow's doctors in a survey by The Mail.

South Lakeland planners approved a history of brewing exhibition at the Cavendish Arms Hotel in Cartmel.

Swarthmoor trainee nurse Catherine Quirk won the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme's Gold Award.


You could sell your unwanted aluminium to Dalton Metals, in Cobden Street, for 3.5p per pound in weight. Copper, brass and lead was also wanted.

An appeal was to be held at the Ulverston council offices into the refusal of planning permission for a caravan site at Hard Crag Farm, Cartmel.

Barrow Chamber of Trade gave its backing to a road-carrying barrage across the Duddon Estuary and made an appeal to Fred Lee, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.