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


The dance duo Signature, runners-up in Britain’s Got Talent, were to appear at Barrow’s Club M.

A detached house on Main Street, Haverigg, near Millom, was offered for sale at £270,000. A terraced house at Hawke Street, Barrow, could have been yours for £65,000.

Barrow Raiders, Barrow AFC and the Cumbria Cricket Board all signed up to the Kick It Out campaign, designed to combat racism in sport at grass-roots level.

Year Six pupils from Greengate Junior School, Barrow, took to the catwalk in outfits made from recycled rubbish in a design technology challenge.


Four VSEL workers were awarded science degrees by the Open University. They were Steve Bamber, Andy Crabtree, Peter McGrath and Neil Pritchard.

A terraced house in Smeaton Street, Barrow, was offered for sale at £26,500. A chalet at West Shore Park, Walney, was £21,000.

Barrow-born deacon, the Reverend Janice Murray, was in line to become one of the first women in the county to be ordained into the priesthood. A special service was to be held in Carlisle Cathedral on May 14.

You could earn £50 per year at the age of 16 working as a student pharmacy technician working at Barrow’s Furness General Hospital.


You could get a diamond cluster ring set in 18ct gold for £100 from W. T. Story, in Dalton Road, Barrow.

Barrow Madrigal Society presented its annual concert in the Abbey Road Methodist Church Hall, Barrow. The conductor was Merle Davidson.