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


The North Western Society of Magicians was to hold its annual stage magic competition at Barrow's Lisdoonie Hotel, on Abbey Road.

A mews property at Allonby Close, Walney, was offered for sale at £110,000. A terraced house at King Alfred Street, Walney, was £99,950.

The Freemasons Grand Charity presented £2,307 to St Mary's Hospice at Ulverston.

A revamped recycling service was being rolled out across Barrow in a bid to slash the amount of rubbish the borough sent to landfill.


A total of 800 people signed a petition opposed to Ulverston's one-way traffic system. It was presented to Cumbria County Council.

A semi-detached house at Victoria Road, Barrow, was offered for sale at £44,000. A detached house at Poplar Bank, Barrow, was £64,950.

Questionnaires on the possible siting of wind turbines near Askam and Ireleth were being delivered to 1,200 homes.

The success of an appeal to safeguard the future of Sea Wood, Bardsea, was being marked by a guided walk organised by the Woodland Trust. A public appeal raised £13,000.


A man's stainless steel wristwatch cost £1.50 from Peter Butler, the Dalton jeweller, at Market Street.

Mrs E. Holloway retired after 40 years as chairman of the Kirkby women's branch of the Conservative and Unionist Association.

Unemployment in Millom fell from 12.4 per cent to 11.5 per cent as more men from the closed Millom Ironworks found new jobs.