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


South Lakeland District Council sent a letter to all its 500 staff asking them to consider retirement or voluntary redundancy.

Comic Andy Parsons, a regular on TV shows such as Mock the Week and QI, was bringing his show to Forum 28, Barrow, in May.

Barrow Raiders beat a Cumbria Select side by 38 points to nil at Craven Park in a friendly ahead of the rugby league season.

A terraced house at Hartley Street, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £149,950. A semi-detached house at Hest View Road, Ulverston, was £130,000.


Manager of Furness and Cartmel Tourism Tim Rogers was planning to run in a marathon along the coast of China, near Hong Kong.

The Furness Marksmen Pistol and Rifle Club wanted a shooting range at Salthouse Mills, Barrow.

Barrow's Union Jack Club was allowed to keep its red, white and blue colour scheme — even though some councillors thought the design was jingoistic and provocative.

A terraced house at Mosley Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £30,000. A semi-detached house at Victoria Avenue, Barrow, was £53,950.


The unemployment rate in Millom fell to 12.4 per cent as redundant iron furnace workers found new jobs. There was a total of 388 people looking for work in the town.

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Lancaster, the Right Reverend B. Foley visited Haverigg prison to celebrate Mass with inmates.