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


Dowdales School at Dalton was the first in the United Kingdom to be awarded Coaching School Status for its commitment to continuous professional learning for its teachers and other staff.

Plans were drawn up by Copeland Borough Council to ban dogs from beaches at Haverigg, Silecroft, Ravenglass and Seascale.

A sell-out One Stop Fashion show held by the Leven Valley Hospice Support Group at Greenodd Village Hall raised £837 for St Mary’s Hospice at Ulverston.

A semi-detached house at Kirkby Close, Ireleth, was offered for sale at £162,500. A terraced house at Hart Street, Ulverston, could have been yours for £127,000.


Barrow Island’s tenement flats – the only surviving examples of such housing in the North West – were set to form the core of a new conservation area

Plans were approved to turn Cark’s Central Garage into a shop.

A semi-detached house at High Duddon Close, Askam, was offered for sale at £39,950. A semi-detached house at Lowther Crescent, Walney, was £43,950.

A battery-powered Jeep was the newest fun for junior patients on the children’s ward at Furness General Hospital. It was donated by Harrods of London.


A five-year-old Renault estate car with a four-litre engine was offered at £180 at the Crooklands Garage, on Ulverston Road, Dalton.

Barrow-born Derek Wardman was appointed deputy treasurer at Blackpool Corporation.