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


A total of 55 jobs were being created in Furness by Reliance Security. The Gateshead company's main Furness contract was security guarding and fire watching for BAE.

A terraced house at Pepperhall Walk, Haverigg, was offered for sale at £120,000. A flat at The Gill, Ulverston, was £129,950.

You could earn up to £33,625 per year as a lecturer in electrical installation at Furness College in Barrow.

Stagecoach bus fares in Barrow were to rise by an inflation-busting 6.5 per cent.


Barrow's Cee Pees nightclub, in Lawson Street, was closed for refurbishment.

A buyer was found at £130,000 for the Millwood Mansion on the outskirts of Barrow. The 22-bedroom building was constructed in 1865.

Cumbria Fire Brigade had 100 applications to become a part-time firefighter on Walney Island.

Barrow's new £2m magistrates' court on Abbey Road was being roofed in Lakeland green slate from the Burlington quarries at Kirkby.


Top comic Frankie Howerd was due to top the bill at Barrow's 99 Cabaret Club in Dalkeith Street.

The new police chief for the Barrow Division was Chf Supt Robert Smith, of Ulverston.

You could enjoy an 11-day holiday in the Irish Republic for just £59 through the Ribble Motors travel office at Furness House, in Schneider Square, Barrow.

A request was made to Millom councillors for a bus stop on Huddleston Road.