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


Barrow electrician Liam Bibby received the Queen's Silver Medal in London as Britain's best shipyard apprentice.

A terraced house at Portsmouth Street, Walney, was offered for sale at £75,000. Another terraced house, in Argyle Street, Barrow, was £57,000.

Shipyard jobs at Barrow had risen above the 5,000 level for the first time in 13 years.

A search started for fly-tippers responsible for dumping 500 tyres in a field off Park Road at Sowerby Lane.


The Reverend David Woods was leaving his role at the village churches of Urswick and Bardsea after six years to become a North-West administrator with a Christian library service called the Good News Trust.

Malcolm and Olive Bridge, of Prince's Street, Ulverston, celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Cumbria County Council plans to cut the police budget by £600,000 were described as "criminal folly" by Penrith MP and Home Office minister David Maclean.

The Alfred Barrow School, at Duke Street, Barrow, was given listed status. It was built to house Barrow's Higher Grade School in 1888.


A Morphy Richards spin-dryer was just under £21 at Dalton Radio branches in Barrow, Dalton and Ulverston. A Fidelity reel-to-reel tape recorder was £26.75.

You could earn £18 per week as a delivery driver for Sunblest bread based at Cooksons, in Cobden Street, Dalton.

Dennis Savage and Zoltan Boscik were among the fighters at a professional night of wrestling at Barrow Public Hall.