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


Furness MP John Hutton praised pupils at St Paul’s CE Junior School, Barrow, after the award of the national Arts Mark silver award for promoting the creative arts.

A semi-detached house at Haverigg Gardens, Barrow, was offered for sale at £189,950.

The Post Office wanted to reduce opening hours at its branch in the Spar supermarket at Anysome Road, Cartmel. The suggestion was to offer postal services on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Pupils at Haverigg School, off Main Street, were campaigning to reduce the speed limit through the village to 20mph.


Traders in Broughton suffered a slump in business following a decision by the Lake District Special planning board to ban all signs advertising its monthly antiques fairs at the Victory Hall.

The new Barrow Dock Museum was hoping to attract 50,000 visitors in the first year. The museum was to feature on advertisements on the side of Cumberland Motor Services buses.

Tom Cameron, who weighed 31 stones, was at Ulverston Coronation Hall for his Fiddlin’ Tom’s Irish Variety Show. The show was promoted by Barbara Harrison and Lilian Dawson to raise cash for good causes.


You could get a bag of sugar and a block of lard for 11p at the Home and Colonial Supermarket, on Dalton Road, Barrow.

A new house on the Croftlands Park Estate at Ulverston cost from £3,795. If you paid a deposit of £100, the rest could be paid over 25 years at £6.93 per week.