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


The C2 Lancaster company which owned the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel in Barrow bought the Palatine Cask Ale Bar in Morecambe.

A terraced house in Surrey Street, Millom, was offered for sale at £64,950. A semi-detached house at Moorgarth, Swarthmoor, could have been yours for £159,950.

Barrow-based radio station Abbey FM stopped broadcasting. Seven members of staff were made redundant.

Plans to build sections of two giant aircraft carriers in Barrow were scrapped, shipyard boss Murray Easton revealed.


Barrow was to get a £20m new shopping centre which would include a 70,000sq ft Debenhams store. It was expected to be open for business by Christmas 1995.

Barrow man Steven Wrightson, of Dunmail Raise, was in training to run the London Marathon in April to raise money for St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston.

Experts from the Government's Marine Pollution Control Unit were investigating an oil slick off Walney.

A semi-detached house at Acorn Bank, Barrow, was offered for sale at £47,950. A ground floor flat at Ferry Road, Barrow, was £11,500.


There was flooding at Palmers Lane and the back of Grammarscroft, Millom, councillors were told.

Scotch seed potatoes were available to allotment holders from the Forshaw Street branch of the Barrow Co-operative Society.

The loss-making railway services between Barrow and Whitehaven received a £198,000 grant from the Government.