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


An American-style Prom Show was held at The Nines, on Dalkeith Street, Barrow. It featured the latest in dresses, corsages, tans and hairstyles for people planning for their school leavers’ balls.

A semi-detached house at Mill Lane, Walney, was offered for sale at £92,000. A terraced house in North Street, Barrow, was £79,950.

Staff, players and friends of Millom Cricket Club gave a new look to the function room of the sports pavilion. The renovation was helped by cash from the Natwest Cricketforce scheme.

You could earn £16,996 per year, pro rata, as a part-time administrative assistant at Greengate Junior School, Barrow.


Walney lighthouse keeper Peggy Braithwaite retired. The new keeper was Ian Clark, who had been assistant keeper for the past six years.

Haverigg prison bosses had plans for new accommodation blocks to replace old RAF billets from the Second World War.

The NatWest Bank agreed to install a cash machine in Dalton.

Dog fouling by-laws were due to come into effect on May 1 for Barrow Island, Vickerstown and public parks in Barrow.

Eamonn and Carole Cussen took charge at the Barrow Arms, in Cavendish Street, Barrow.


The RAF mobile recruitment trailer was set up on Abbey Road opposite the technical college.

Almost 130 dogs were on show when the Barrow and District Kennel Association held a show at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston.