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


Ulverston lighting firm Forge Europa hoisted a flag to celebrate being given a prize for Outstanding Innovation in the 2009 Queen’s Awards. The firm’s 23 workers designed and produced solid state light systems based on the use of light emitting diodes.

A terraced house at Underwood Terrace, Dalton, was offered for sale at £140,000. A semi-detached house at Southport Drive, Walney, was £110,000.

A public meeting about plans for a nuclear power station at Kirksanton, near Millom, heard claims that the major development would kill off the Millom district’s tourist trade.

A new fashion stall on Barrow market called Tina’s was officially opened by Barrow mayor Dave Roberts and mayoress Pauline Coates.


Former Barrow police office Supt Mike Simpson was to be part of an international team to oversee elections in South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress was expected to win.

A detached house at Kirkby Close, Ireleth, was offered for sale at £76,500. A terraced house in Hector Street, Barrow, was £46,500.

Leven Valley support group for the St Mary’s Hospice at Ulverston held a fashion and beauty event at the Lakeside Hotel, near Newby Bridge. The event raised around £600.

Gold miner’s daughter Doris Salmon and husband Sid celebrated 50 years of married life at their home in Burlington Street, Ulverston.


A detached house at Bigland Drive, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £5,250. A terraced house in Abercorn Street, Barrow, was £1,500.