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


Cumbria police chiefs were dismayed at the eight per cent rise to 90 in arrests linked to drink-driving in December.

Off-duty submariners from Astute helped Barrow Age Concern to lay a new carpet in its charity shop, in Rawlinson Street.

A semi-detached house at Mill Street, Bootle, near Millom, was offered for sale at £250,000. Another semi at Jefferson Drive, Ulverston, was £147,500.

It was announced that fashion store Next Clearance was to close on Portland Walk, Barrow, with the loss of 11 jobs.


A plan to moor a floating prison ship in Barrow was now almost certain to become reality, said Furness MP John Hutton.

A full-size luxury coach rolled up to take 16 Barrow councillors to a planning site visit to Longlands, Dalton — but only two of them turned up to catch it.

Education bosses praised Barrow's Alfred Barrow School for its part in the launch of an anti-bullying campaign.

Ulverston's Judy Cameron was one of six ambulance workers in Cumbria who had just become paramedics.


Six members of Millom Salvation Army Corps Cadet Brigade were awarded badges of merit at a rally in London. They were John and Pamela Kirby, Norma Sawden, Christine Taylor, Elizabeth Thompson and Eunhpney Chapple.

Arthur Eaton, secretary of the Cumberland Development Council, was touring the country looking for new firms to bring jobs to Millom.

Former Barrow Grammar School pupil William Ridley was the new managing director of Bristol packaging firm Mardon Son and Hall.