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


An extra 500 jobs were being created by BAE Submarine Solutions, most of them in Barrow.

Homeware firm Dunelm Mill was hoping to open a supermarket at the site of the former Superbowl on Hollywood Park, Barrow, creating up to 100 jobs.

A semi-detached house at Beach Crescent, Barrow, was offered for sale at £155,000. A semi-detached dormer bungalow at Cowlarns Road, Barrow, was £159,950.

Conservative shadow agriculture spokesman James Paice visited an Urswick Farm and attended a reception at the Malt Kiln, Bardsea, to meet farmers.


A letter of protest was to go to the National Rivers Authority from Millom Council about the length of time it was taking to complete Haverigg's sea defence wall.

A bungalow at Summit Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £79,500. A terraced house at Roose Road, Barrow, was £44,950.

The new people in charge at Broughton's post office were Malcolm and Pauline Fozard. They took over from Colin and Lynda Pickering.

You could earn £622 per month as a computer assistant at Furness General Hospital.


The factory workers at Lady Love, Walney, voted not to come out on strike in support of underwear staff at a sister site at Morecambe. The dispute was a demand for compulsory union membership.

Jack and Jill, at Mikasa Street, Walney, had a sale with 25 per cent off clothes for women and children.