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


The new boss at Barrow shipyard was to be John Hudson. He would take over the role of managing director from Murray Easton on March 1.

A semi-detached house at Onchan View, Walney, was offered for sale at £159,950. A terraced house at Lime Street, Barrow, was £73,950.

The A590 youth theatre group presented Cruisin' at Barrow's Forum 28. The cast included Robert Halfpenny and Lois Fallows.

Furness Rotary Club handed over £21,500 to St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston from sponsorship raised by the Tour de Furness cycling event.


John Whiteley, manager of the Barrow Scott's tissue mill was confident jobs at the site were safe despite the company's decision to cut its worldwide workforce by a quarter.

North Walney Junior School opened its new school hall with a festival of song and dance by the school's 250 pupils.

Ulverston's new rubbish tip at Morecambe Road was proving popular with up to 120 vehicles visiting each day.

A shortage of volunteers forced pensioners from the Grange and Cartmel Crescent Social Club to fold after a final bingo session in the community hall, near Scott Street, Barrow.


A £25 reward was offered for information leading to the recovery of documents which had gone missing from the Marsh's soft drinks factory, in Duke Street, Barrow.

Barrow Borough Council's bus services lost £40,000 in the 35 weeks up to the end of November, councillors were told.

Work to improve recreation on Walney would cost £47,000.