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


More than £26m was to be invested in the University of Cumbria over the next eight years.

The Barrow branch of the British Heart Foundation was presented with £6,714 from a Furness Building Society affinity account.

A terraced house at James Street, Askam, was offered for sale at £84,950. A detached bungalow at Bigland Drive, Ulverston, was £155,000.

A public meeting at Urswick Parish Rooms discussed the best place to put new affordable houses in the village.


The Furness Funhouse opened its doors to youngsters in Abbey Road, Barrow. It had a soft play area and ball pit.

The district auditor gave Barrow Borough Council's finance department a clean bill of health.

A detached bungalow at Butts Beck, Dalton, was offered for sale at £65,950. A semi-detached house at Steel Street Ulverston, was £42,500.

A team of firefighters from Ulverston finished second in a county technical quiz held at Cockermouth.


You could buy a new three-bedroom bungalow with a garage for £4,400 on the Holbeck Park estate, north of Leece Lane, Barrow. The detached Malborough showhouse — with garage and three bedrooms — opened to the public and had a price tag of £4,600.

St James' Irish Dancers provided the entertainment for members of Millom Old Age Pensioners' Association.

The Barrow and Dalton unemployment total rose to four per cent — almost the 2.5 per cent national average.