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


The Government’s North West Regional Minister Beverley Hughes visited Barrow Town Hall and Signal Films.

Cumbria County Council voted unanimously to close Barrow’s Alfred Barrow, Thorncliffe and Parkview Schools to make way for an academy

A memorial garden was officially unveiled for grieving parents at Furness General Hospital. The ceremony was performed by Barrow mayor and mayoress Dave Roberts and Pauline Coats.

A cottage at Stanley Street, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £149,950. A terraced house at Steel Street, Ulverston, was £119,950.


The Dalton support group of St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston, handed over £6,000 to hospice matron Joan Pollitt.

A semi-detached house at Central Drive, Walney, was offered for sale at £50,000. A terraced house in Newport Street, Barrow, was £27,000.

Falcons, hawks and a baby python greeted guests at Brockhole Visitor Centre, near Windermere, as part of a display by the Lakeland Birds of Prey Centre, at Penrith.

The stately home at Rusland Hall, near Newby Bridge, was on the property market for £850,000.


The Rotary Club of Barrow held a wine and cheese evening at the Banqueting Hall in Barrow Town Hall. Tickets were 52p – which included four glasses of wine.

Abbey Methodist Cub Scouts won the inter-pack Martin Pickthall Trophy in a contest held at Barrow Girls’ Grammar School.