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


A community shop selling art and furniture made by Haverigg prison inmates was to open on the corner of Crown Street and Wellington Street in Millom.

A cottage at The Gill, Ulverston, was offered for sale at £155,000. A semi-detached bungalow at Bardsea Close, Dalton, was available at £110,000.

Former Barrow shipyard boss Murray Easton CBE was appointed chairman of the newly-created Barrow Vision regeneration body – an offshoot of West Lakes Renaissance.

The Windermere ferry Mallard was out of action for a five-yearly refit and full inspection. It could carry 18 cars and 100 passengers.


The first stone was laid by Lord Shuttleworth at the £700,000 Daltongate Business Park in Ulverston. He was chairman of the Rural Development Commission.

A semi-detached house at Boonwell Grove, Barrow, was offered for sale at £46,950. A terraced house in Delhi Street, Barrow, could have been yours for £34,500.

Home Office officials promised that Barrow would not become the base for a floating prison.

Ann Coward was elected as the new mayor of Dalton. She was one of the first to join the parish council in 1987.


A semi-detached house at Duddon Road, Askam, was offered for sale at £4,600. A terraced house at Marsh Street, Barrow, was £1,500.

A total of 34 workers went on strike at Ramsden Dock, Barrow, in a dispute over pay rates with the British Transport Docks Board.