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


It was revealed that the new name for the academy in Barrow for secondary age children would be — Furness Academy. It was decided after a community consultation.

A terraced house in Market Street, Dalton, was offered for sale at £84,950. A semi-detached property at Beach Cottages, Scales, could have been your for £137,500.

The trust which runs Barrow's Furness General Hospital was named as one of the top 100 healthcare providers to work for in the United Kingdom.

The bronze statue of Ulverston-born movie star — and screen partner Oliver Hardy — was due to arrive at its site outside Ulverston Coronation Hall on April 1.


Bowness got the first road train in the Lake District, thanks to businessman Iain Garside. The multi-carriage vehicle had a top speed of 13mph and would operate from the Braithwaite Fold car park.

A terraced house in Rawlinson Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £27,500. A semi-detached house at Foxfield Close, Askam, was £45,000.

A sponsored aerobics session was held at Forum 28, Barrow, to raise cash for the Starlight Appeal, which helps to make the dreams of seriously ill children come true.

Mica Paris and the Goldberg Ensemble provided contrasting forms of musical entertainment at Barrow's Forum 28. Around 450 tickets were sold for the Mica Paris gig.


Brylcreem cost from 11p and Sunsilk hair spray was 25p at Ward's discount stalls on Barrow market.

Pupils of Barrow Grammar School for Girls acted as models for a spring fashion show.