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


The former Masonic Hall and register office in Abbey Road, Barrow, was wanted for conversion into 13 apartments.

Dalton railway station was given a £27,000 revamp, which included new seating and a new entrance archway designed by Chris Brammall.

A detached chalet home at West Shore Park, Walney, was offered for sale at £69,950. A semi-detached house at Bridgegate Avenue, Barrow, could have been yours for £99,950.

One in six of women in Cumbria were still smoking right through pregnancy, a report highlighted.


Family placement worker Dave Edmondson was leading a recruitment drive for new foster families in Barrow.

Lake District planners voted to cull some of the deer on its 700 hectares of woodland due to damage to newly-planted trees.

Barrow taxi drivers hit back at a council report alleging two thirds of their vehicles were faulty.

One-in-four Barrow schoolchildren were living on a diet more basic than that given to inmates in a Victorian workhouse, according to latest figures from the National Children's Home charity.


Barrow AFC wanted Tony Collins as manager. He was the assistant and chief scout at Bristol City.

Millom Ironworks, which closed on September 13, still owed £340,000 to parents company the Cranleigh Group.

There were plans for a disco for teenagers in the Public Hall, facing Cornwallis Street, Barrow, councillors were told.