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


The official period of public consultation began on plans for a nuclear power station at Kirksanton, near Millom.

A semi-detached house in Friars Lane, Barrow, was offered for sale at £160,000. An end terraced property at Durham Street, Barrow, could have been yours for £90,000.

More than £53,000 seized from criminals was to be handed back to Cumbria police to help fight crime.

There were plans for a £3m extension at Waterside Business Park, Barrow. It was hoped that half the money would come from the European Union.


Northern Arts was to spend £20,000 on developing a drama strategy for Cumbria.

Paul McKenny, of Ulverston and Alistair Cotton, of Askam, were in training for a planned sponsored cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise £1,000 for good causes. They planned to do 130 miles every day.

An opening ceremony was held for the 200km Cumbria Coastal Way, linking Barrow to Carlisle. The long-distance path took 10 years to complete.

Arthur and Joan Ryland retired after 18 years in charge at The Old Friends pub, in Soutergate, Ulverston.


It was hoped that the new Barrow town centre redevelopment scheme would create 150 construction jobs. The scheme was worth £891,000.

You could earn up to 25p per hour as a die cutter for Dalton underwear maker Blair Foundations, at Hollygate Road.

There was a strike over a bonus scheme by 160 process workers at the British Cellophane factory at Barrow.