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


Ulverston's Lightburn Park was one of three sites being considered for a £150,000 lottery-funded adventure playground.

A semi-detached house at Irwell Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £89,950. A semi at Lowther Road, Millom, was £179,000.

Kirkby villagers Joan Lappin and David Cooper raised £655 from raffles for the oncology unit at Furness General Hospital.

Fresh talks were being arranged in a bid to end a long-running pay row involving 40 forklift truck drivers at Kimberly-Clark.


Construction work had started on a sea defence project at Earnse Bay, Walney.

Barrow's council house tenants faced a 14.5 per cent rent rise — more than seven times the rate of inflation — to pay for improvements. From In April the average rent for Barrow, Dalton and Askam's 3,800 council houses would be £37.77.

Ulverston British Legion presented the pantomime Dick Whittington and his Cat at the Coronation Hall.

A survey of 700 residents in Barrow, Dalton and Ulverston showed 86 per cent were very happy with the service from police in Furness.


You could earn 33p per hour as a ward orderly at Barrow's Roose Hospital. The position was for a 40-hour week on morning and afternoon shifts.

John Fothergill, of Bardsea, retired after 30 years as district manager of the Pearl Assurance Company. He gave a dinner for staff and friends at the Sun Hotel, Ulverston.