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


Strikes were to resume by contract forklift drivers at the Barrow tissue mill after pay talks broke down.

A detached house at Parklands Drive, Askam, was offered for sale at £239,950. A ground floor flat at Vernon Street, Barrow, was £49,950.

The number of people killed or seriously injured on Cumbria's roads fell dramatically to 236 last year from 319 in 2017.

Helen Wiggan, the neighbourhood warden for Central and Hindpool, Barrow, won the Cumbria police force certificate in neighbourhood management.


Haverigg prison bosses sought approval for a new reception billet to take 36 prisoners and two new buildings, each capable to taking 126 inmates.

Barrow taxi fares were set to rise from March 1 by an extra 20p per mile.

Prospective Euro-MP Glenys Kinnock, wife of former Labour leader Neil, was guest speaker to members of the Labour Party at Barrow's Forum 28.

Award-winning Barrow artist Alan Collister was exhibiting his work at the Winter Gardens, Ilkley.


Thomas and Frances Fleming, of Anson Street, Barrow, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr Fleming was a hand-driller at Barrow shipyard.

Barrow council bought a seven-acre site at Ironworks Road where people could take unwanted cars, cookers and other scrap metal.

A packet of Jaffa cakes was just 8p from the Home and Colonial Supermarket at Dalton Road, Barrow. A malt loaf was 6p and a box of Weetabix was 11p.