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


THE BBC Radio 4 presenter Eric Robson officially opened a Romans in Eskdale display at the Dalegarth station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway.

A semi-detached house at Fairfield Lane, Barrow, was offered for sale at £149,950. A terraced house in Niobe Street, Walney, was £99,950.

Almost half of Barrow’s hackney taxi fares were picked up on Cornwallis Street, a study commissioned by Barrow Borough Council revealed.

Furness Youth Theatre presented Sleeping Beauty at Forum 28 in Barrow. The cast of 40 included Amy Pryer, Elle Phelps and Chloe Millard.


Vicar of St James’ Church, Barrow, the Reverend Norman Hayton, was leaving to become team vicar in Egremont.

A new mobile magnetic resonance image scanner came into use at Barrow’s Furness General Hospital.

Barrow Trades Council and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament were seeking a political debate on diversification at Barrow’s VSEL shipyard.

A semi-detached house in Sheeplands Grove, Barrow, was offered for sale at £43,950. A terraced house in Victoria Avenue, Barrow, was £41,500.


Barrow Amateur Operatic Society presented an evening of music by Kendal Concert Band in Barrow Public Hall, facing Cornwallis Street. The most expensive tickets were 22p.

There were calls to fence off old mine workings at Simon’s Nick in the Coppermines Valley at Coniston.

Bus firm Ribble was offering seats from Barrow on a Keswick and six lakes tour for 66p.