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


Work was about to start on a £1.2m makeover for the Sir John Barrow Monument at Ulverston. The work was funded by the Heritage Lottery.

You could earn up to £21,308 per year working as an environmental protection technical assistant for Barrow Borough Council’s environmental health department.

A semi-detached house at Clevelands Avenue, Barrow, was offered for sale at £129,950. A terraced house at Himalaya Avenue, Barrow, was £95,000.

Nearly 80 police officers in Cumbria were registered to carry out a second job or hold a business interest outside the force. It included work as waiters, teachers and beauticians.


Permission was given to turn a former plumbers’ showroom, in Victoria Road, Ulverston, into a motorbike museum for Phil Cotton.

A terraced house at The Ellers, Ulverston, was £38,000. A semi-detached house at Tantabank Farm, off Station Road, Dalton, was offered for sale at £52,950.

Teenscene, the Saturday afternoon club for under 18s in Abbey Road, Barrow, closed due to a lack of funding. Organisers Mark Logan and Sarah Axford applied to Barrow Borough Council and the Prince’s Trust for grants.


The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Rhodes, came on a two-day visit to Barrow to meet councillors, trade unions leaders and business chiefs.

A table tennis marathon for 24 hours was played in the showrooms of car dealers Barton Townley, in Duke Street, Barrow, to raise funds for a new Barrow Catholic Youth Centre.