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


Hundreds of lone parents in Barrow were being offered extra help to get a job in a scheme drawn up by Furness MP John Hutton when he was Work and Pensions Secretary.

A third of Cumbrian dairy farmers had quit the industry in the past seven years, according to figure from the Dairy Hygiene Inspectorate.

The Puma Hawkshead Trail Race and Challenge was voted third most scenic in the united Kingdom in a poll published in Runnersworld magazine.

A terraced house at Roose Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £115,000. A semi-detached house at Highlands Grove, Barrow, was £135,000.


Cumbria Fire Service was flooded with applications from people wanting to be part-time firefighters on Walney — but none of them lived on the island.

Barrow publican Steve Hogan took over at the Harbour Hotel, on The Strand, Barrow. He was chairman of the Barrow Licensed Victuallers Association.

A terraced house at Ainslie Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £39,950. A semi-detached house at Wheatclose Road, Barrow, was £69,950.

There were plans for a petrol filling station at Oubas Hill, Ulverston.


It cost four shillings (20p) to enjoy a night of Bingo at the former Roxy cinema in Market Street, Dalton.

Barrow Rugby League Club signed Mick Murphy from Leigh at a cost of £2,000.

Mains electric power finally reached the outpost of Walney lighthouse on the southern tip of the island. Keeper Peggy Braithwaite had to rely on a small generator to watch TV or do the ironing.