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


Andy and Susan Longstaff were the new faces in charge at Roose post office on North Row.

A terraced house in the Square, Broughton, was offered for sale at £170,000. A semi-detached house at Thorncliffe Road, Barrow, was £199,500.

It cost £12,000 per year to keep the public toilets closed at Glebe Road, Bowness, councillors were told at a meeting of Windermere town council.

An appeal for cash support to stage Windermere Air Show was made by organisers, the Rotary Club of Windermere. Costs to stage the show had soared to £30,000.


More than 400 Cumbria County Council cleaners faced losing their jobs as the contract for cleaning the county's schools, fire stations and offices came up for grabs under competitive tendering regulations.

Dalton schoolboy David Stratton-Brook, 13, was to appear as a contestant on the Channel 4 show Countdown.

A new booklet was published tracing more than 400 years in the life of Urswick Grammar Primary School. It was due to close in July and merge with schools in Aldingham and Dendron.


Top quality Swiss watches from the firm Eterna cost from £1.50 from Peter Butler's jewellery shop in Market Street, Dalton — next to the Roxy bingo club.

You could earn £13.75 per week as the town hall caretaker for Dalton Urban District Council.

Chicken in the basket was 27p from Joyce and Fred, the new couple in charge at the Station Hotel next to Bootle railway station, near Millom. The venue also had an electronic organ.