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


Grange tourist information centre was earmarked for closure as part of a raft of measures designed to save £60,000 from the tourism budget at South Lakeland District Council.

A terraced house at Victoria Street, Dalton, was offered for sale at £105,000. Another terraced house at Holborn Hill, Millom, was £70,000.

Gillian and Keith Benjamin were chosen as Ulverston Citizens of the Year for their work in support of Ulverston Town Band.

A petition signed by 6,000 was raised against the closure of Barrow secondary school to create an academy. It was presented to Cumbria County Council.


Furness motorcycle collector, restorer and enthusiast Phil Cotton planned to convert a former kitchen showroom in Victoria Road, Ulverston, to a display area for classic motorcycles.

A detached house at Stoneleigh Close, Barrow, was offered for sale at £135,000. A guest house on Abbey Road, Barrow, was £95,000.

Medical equipment worth £10,000 was handed over to Furness General Hospital by the Barrow-based charity Hospital Equipment for Furness.

A public meeting was being arranged to generate ideas on what could be done with Barrow's South Newbarns Infant School after its closure in the summer. It was to merge with the nearby junior school.


Membership of the Ulverston and District Owner-Occupiers' Association had increased by almost 500 per cent since it was formed 10 years ago.

You could earn £13.40 per week selling tickets on Barrow Corporation Transport buses.